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06 Feb. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Investors put $29bn in quant hedge funds reversing 2014 trend: hedge fund news, week 05 [more]

In the week ending 05 February 2016 it was reported that quant hedge funds, who use mathematical models to bet across asset classes, raised a net $29bn last year, reversing a $16bn outflow in 2014. Meanwhile, a report by Barclays has found that recent trends in fees, liquidity and transparency sugge

30 Jan. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds beat equities. liquid alts in 2015: hedge fund news, week 04 [more]

In the week ending 29 January, 2016, AIMA reported that hedge funds outperformed stocks and bonds on a risk-adjusted basis last year; a study by Beachhead Capi

23 Jan. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Only 72 hedge funds launched in 2015, down from 149 in 2012 : hedge fund news, week 03 [more]

In the week ending 22 January, 2016, a Eurekahedge report said hedge fund launches are on the decline with 72 recorded last year (until November) from 117 launches in 2014 and 14

16 Jan. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds brace, fund liquidations up 25%: hedge fund news, week 03 [more]

In the week ending 16 January, 2016, the outlook amongst hedge funds is that they are said to be bracing for more pain this year. The pace of hedge fund liquidations climbed

09 Jan. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Continued institutional demand ensures billions of hedge fund inflows also in 2016: hedge fund news, week 01 [more]

In the week ending 08 January, 2016, the outlook of eVestment showed that the hedge fund industry is, barring the occurrence of an outlier event, in a decent position for another year of growth. Hedge funds are seen to attract between $50 billion and $60 billion in new assets in 2016, with in

02 Jan. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: As China counts 24,625 hedge funds, managers globally hope for better opportunities in 2016: hedge fund news, week 53 [more]

In the week ending 01 January, 2016, the Asset Management Association of China has announced that 24,625 hedge funds are active onshore in Mainland China (“sunshine funds”, see also the recent Opalesque Hong Kong Roundtable for more

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  1. Investing - Real estate secondaries sole 'bright spot' in 2015, As hedge funds stumble, one firm prepares to buy illiquid stakes[more]

    Real estate secondaries sole 'bright spot' in 2015 From IPE.com: The secondary market for property was the sole “bright spot” over the course of 2015, as hedge fund secondaries saw deals fall by two-thirds, according to a wide-ranging survey of the market. Setter Capital said 2015 saw th

  2. Asia - Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass estimates China's foreign reserves below critical level[more]

    From Nasdaq.com: Investor Kyle Bass stepped up his attack on China's currency, arguing in an investor letter distributed Wednesday that the second-largest economy's foreign reserves are "already below a critical level." The comments mark the latest effort by hedge funds and other investors to raise

  3. Investing - Some hedge funds want to make subprime auto loans next big short, 11 hedge funds that are “all in” on the FANG stocks, Hedge funds short London luxury homes, Cynet raises $7 million from U.S. hedge fund[more]

    Some hedge funds want to make subprime auto loans next big short From Bloomberg.com: A group of hedge funds, convinced they have found the next Big Short, are looking to bet against bonds backed by subprime auto loans. Good luck finding a bank willing to do the trade. Money manage

  4. Investing - Hedge funds see selloff in European bank stocks as buying opportunity[more]

    From WSJ.com: The massive selloff in European bank stocks and bonds is overdone and presents a “phenomenal” buying opportunity, according to some of Europe’s top hedge-fund managers. Despite a 28% slump in European bank stocks this year, including a 38% fall in Deutsche Bank AG and a 34% drop in Soc

  5. Legal - Carlyle accused of fraud by ex-employee, Hedge funds win CDS breach of contract suit against Deutsche Bank, Hedge fund asks for OK on $27.5m Goldman CDO deal, SFO examines Barclays hedge fund profits[more]

    Carlyle accused of fraud by ex-employee From AI-CIO.com: A former portfolio manager claims he was fired for blowing the whistle on “crazy” and “irresponsible” investments. Carlyle Group has been sued by a former portfolio manager for one of its hedge funds, who accused the firm of “knowi