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17 Mar. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds snap back +4.55% after a hard-hearted 2018: hedge fund news, week 10 [more]

In the week ending March 15th 2019, a report revealed that the first two months of 2019 offered up the hedge funds industry's best returns to start a year since 2012, when average ret

09 Mar. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Some of the largest multi manager hedge funds advanced in February: hedge fund news, week 10 [more]

In the week ending March 08th 2019, various reports said many of the hedge fund industry's biggest multi-manager firms advanced in February. Ken Griffin-led Citadel's flagship multi-strategy funds, Izzy Englander's Millennium Management, ExodusPoint Capital Management, Point72 Asset Mana

03 Mar. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Private equity and hedge funds fail to improve gender balance in almost two years: hedge fund news, week 09 [more]

In the week ending March 1st, 2019, a latest analysis of female representation revealed that the hedge fund and private equity industries' overall gender balance has shown little to no

23 Feb. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds less volatile than S&P 500 while posting comparable gains over the long term: hedge fund news, week 08 [more]

In the week ending February 22nd 2019, a report said hedge funds have a lower volatility than the S&P 500 PR Index: 5.59% compared to 13.60%. Over the longer term, hedge funds have pos

16 Feb. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: How to determine the yearly income of hedge fund moguls: hedge fund news, week 07 [more]

In the week ending February 15th 2019, Bloomberg's inaugural ranking of hedge fund manager income shows that the top 10 managers reaped approximately $7.7bn last year. The company said

10 Feb. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds gained 2.9% in January: hedge fund news, week 06 [more]

In the week ending February 8th 2019, Bloomberg revealed that six out of seven strategies tracked by the firm have advanced. Hedge funds gained 2.9% in January, the first positive return since July, as the rally in stocks offered managers some relief. Also

03 Feb. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Insider says Bridgewater's success a result of unique and intense culture: hedge fund news, week 05 [more]

In the week ending February 1st 2019, Ray Dalio's Bridgewater fund topped all other hedge funds in 2018 in terms of total net gains, according to data provided by LCH Investments. Bridgewater - which is the world's largest hedge fund firm with $150bn in assets under management - led the annual ra

26 Jan. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund investors redeem like it's 2009: hedge fund news, week 04 [more]

In the week ending September 25th 2019, a research by eVestment showed that the hedge fund industry assets under management plummeted by -$88.7bn. Investors removed -$19.64bn from the

20 Jan. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Investors pulled $51.6bn from hedge funds in 2018: hedge fund news, week 03 [more]

Throughout 2018 the global hedge fund industry saw performance-based losses and net investor outflows totalling $58.9bn and $51.6bn respectively, in contrast to how the industry ass

12 Jan. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: In a contrarian move, contrarian hedge fund manager Jeff Vinik re-opens fund: hedge fund news, week 02 [more]

In the week ending January 11th 2019, investment titan Jeffrey Vinik said he is ready to manage money for outside clients again and plans to relaunch his hedge fund firm Vinik Asset Management after sitting out the last six years. While other hedge-fund titans are quitting, Jeff Vinik is going ba

05 Jan. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Significant upside opportunities for hedge funds in Asia: hedge fund news, week 01 [more]

In the week ending January 04th 2019 Don Steinbrugge, CEO of Agecroft Partners, posted a list of industry trends highlighting, among other developments, the fact that many Asian markets are d

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  1. Institutional Investors: Indiana Public Retirement allocates $507m to 7 managers, Washington State Investment Board pumps another $1.8bn into alternatives, South Carolina commits $400m to 3 managers, Finland set to merge municipal and private pension systems[more]

    Indiana Public Retirement allocates $507m to 7 managers From PIonline.com: Indiana Public Retirement System, Indianapolis, announced commitments and investments totaling $507 million to nine alternative investment strategies run by seven managers from the system's $28.7 billion defined be

  2. New Launches: Austin tech investor Strattam Capital raises $230m, Ophelia Brown, a female venture capital investor, raises $85m for her first ever fund, Ex-Google Ventures CEO Bill Maris's VC firm Section 32 raises $200m for second fund, WTW launches secure income fund[more]

    Austin tech investor Strattam Capital raises $230m From Bizjournals: Austin tech investor Strattam Capital is the latest local firm to announce a new fund that could help tech startups find lucrative exits. Strattam Capital, which has offices in Austin and San Francisco, has closed on its

  3. Institutional Investors: Two Sigma unit gets up to $500m from Massachusetts Fund, Ohio School Employees chalks up $105m for 2 multiasset strategies, Alaska Permanent allocates $1.6bn in commitments, investments, PGB allocates $570m to European private equity, Los Angeles City Employees steers $105m to 4 buyout funds, $11.42bn public sector fund Merseyside Pension appoints managers for equity protection[more]

    Two Sigma unit gets up to $500m from Massachusetts Fund From Bloomberg: Sightway Capital, which is owned by hedge fund Two Sigma, is getting a big check from a state pension fund. The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Trust approved investing as much as $500 million in Sightway, a

  4. Renaissance founder says hedge fund has overcome Trump tension[more]

    From FT: Renaissance Technologies has overcome internal tensions sparked by the political views of its former co-chief executive Robert Mercer, according to the founder of the $60bn computer-powered hedge fund. Jim Simons, a former cold war codebreaker who is also chairman of the fund, said Re

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: MIAX Exchange launches VIX competitor[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new competitor to the VIX launched today on the MIAX Options Exchange. The competitor - SPIKES - was created by T3 Index, an indexing firm, as part of a partnership with MIAX Options' parent holding company, Miami International Holdings, Inc. The SPIKES In