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20 Aug. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Hurdle rates become the norm and more creative for hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 33 [more]
13 Aug. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds struggle with insufficient returns, overcapacity: hedge fund news, week 32 [more]
06 Aug. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds and alternatives more attractive for Asian institutional investors: hedge fund news, week 31 [more]
30 Jul. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Long term study shows institutions achieve diversification and higher returns through hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 30 [more]
23 Jul. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: ESMA says no significant obstacles for AIFMD passport to Canada, Guernsey, Japan, Jersey and Switzerland: hedge fund news, week 29 [more]
17 Jul. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Diversification and value for money to dominate hedge fund allocations: hedge fund news, week 28 [more]
09 Jul. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: North American investors account for 62% of capital committed to hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 27 [more]
03 Jul. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Not all hedge funds withstood Brexit shock: hedge fund news, week 26 [more]
25 Jun. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Redemtions, losses and some gains for hedge funds after Brexit vote: hedge fund news, week 25 [more]
18 Jun. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds shrink as liquidations outpace new launches in Q1: hedge fund news, week 27 [more]
11 Jun. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Majority of institutional investors view hedge funds as top investment strategy: hedge fund news, week 23 [more]
04 Jun. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: $1bn hedge fund Club still saw net inflows despite pullout from NYCERS and MetLife: hedge fund news, week 22 [more]
28 May. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Listed hedge fund assets in UK drop from GBP9bn to just 3bn: hedge fund news, week 21 [more]
21 May. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund managers continue launching UCITS funds: hedge fund news, week 20 [more]
15 May. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: 282 US public pensions, 20% more than 2010, invest in hedge funds with 10% average allocation: hedge fund news, week 19 [more]
07 May. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: With searches on for $20bn new hedge fund mandates, institutions don’t follow NYCERS: hedge fund news, week 18 [more]
02 May. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: South Korean hedge fund growth to buck the trend: hedge fund news, week 17 [more]
23 Apr. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Despite falling hedge fund assets, industry sees high quality launches: hedge fund news, week 16 [more]
16 Apr. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Funds of hedge funds need at least $4.4bn to survive and thrive [more]
09 Apr. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: A bunch of top hedge funds suffered losses in March: hedge fund news, week 14 [more]
02 Apr. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Some US mega hedge funds gain ground again in Q1: hedge fund news, week 13 [more]
26 Mar. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds gain by mid-March but still down for the year: hedge fund news, week 12 [more]
19 Mar. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Clerkenwell Matterhorn real estate hedge fund up net 91% since inception in Sept. 2012: hedge fund news, week 11 [more]
12 Mar. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Florida’s State Board of Administration content with hedge fund returns and fee level: hedge fund news, week 10 [more]
05 Mar. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: One third of investors search for new alternative investments: hedge fund news, week 09 [more]
27 Feb. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Investors to add hedge funds, quant strategies in 2016: hedge fund news, week 08 [more]
20 Feb. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Warren Buffett’s chosen index in commanding lead over hedge funds : hedge fund news, week 07 [more]
13 Feb. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Short hedge funds and managed futures shine in early 2016: hedge fund news, week 06 [more]
06 Feb. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Investors put $29bn in quant hedge funds reversing 2014 trend: hedge fund news, week 05 [more]
30 Jan. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds beat equities. liquid alts in 2015: hedge fund news, week 04 [more]
23 Jan. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Only 72 hedge funds launched in 2015, down from 149 in 2012 : hedge fund news, week 03 [more]
16 Jan. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds brace, fund liquidations up 25%: hedge fund news, week 03 [more]
09 Jan. 2016 Opalesque Roundup: Continued institutional demand ensures billions of hedge fund inflows also in 2016: hedge fund news, week 01 [more]
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]
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    From Bloomberg.com: Chesapeake Energy Corp. is seeking a $1 billion loan as the company battered by cratering fuel prices and credit downgrades takes a step to address its $9 billion debt load. The natural gas producer hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Citigroup Inc. and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

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    From IPE.com: As bond yields remain at low or negative levels, pension funds and other institutional investors in the Nordic region are stepping up efforts to find higher returns by adding more unlisted investments to portfolios and are expanding in-house teams in order to do this, according to new

  5. Strategies - The 'Holy Grail' hedge fund strategy to handle a black swan the size of World War I, Hedge funds get more pushback on terms as enthusiasm for strategy wanes[more]

    The 'Holy Grail' hedge fund strategy to handle a black swan the size of World War I From IBTImes.co.uk: To illustrate a strategic gap common to today's portfolio managers, George Sokoloff, PhD, founder and CIO at Carmot Capital, proposes an interesting thought experiment – a breakdown of