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31 Dec. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 52 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: A roundup of the week’s hedge fund launches, closures, index performance, trends, regulatory, legal and financial events pertaining to the alternative investments industry – up to 30th December, 2010. The average hedge fund was up 6.12% for the year through

24 Dec. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 51 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: A roundup of the week’s hedge fund launches, closures, index performance, trends, regulatory, legal and financial events pertaining to the alternative investments industry – up to 23rd December. Last week, Asia-based Sparx, Cosmo and PMA together are planni

18 Dec. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 50 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Last week, we heard of fund launches James Chanos (hedge fund); John Paulson (Ucits fund); East Coast and Arrow Hedge (grade credit instruments fund); GSB Podium Advisors (UCITS version of equity statistical arbitrage strategy); Hatteras (Multi-St

11 Dec. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 49 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Insparo (Africa); Christofferson Robb (liquid version of flagship); Gorelick Brothers (closed-end FoHFs);

04 Dec. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 48 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Europe: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Northstone Peak Capital (Asia credit opps); Corriente Advisors (China bubble); RWC Partners (macro); Worch Capital; Tyrus Capital (L/S equity); Brummer & Partners (event-driven); PJM Capital (2X programme);

27 Nov. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 47 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Europe: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Davidson Kempner Capital (event driven multi-strat); Traxis Partners (UCITS version of flagship); Hamon A. M. (China absolute return); LibreMax Capital (credit); Trafalgar (Ucits version of European L/S equi

20 Nov. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 46 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Kenmar and Royal Bank of Scotland (first Ucits commodity FoFs); Latus Capital and Cenario Capital (volatility fund); KTOs Capital (currency); Cantab (Newcits version of macro strat); and fund manager Kevin D

13 Nov. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 45 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Harbour AM (Asia-focused L/S equity); Woodhull Capital (credit opps); Canyon Capital (distressed opps); Erste Group Bank (global multi-strategy Ucits FoHFs); Dougherty & Co. (L/S small caps); Anello A.M. (cu

06 Nov. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 44 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from AIFAM (L/S equity FoHFs); GRT Capital (short-only healthcare strategy); First New York Securities (first hedge fund); Coupland Cardiff (long-biased UCITS fund investing in Asia domestic growth); Harrier Hawk

30 Oct. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 43 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Thélème Partners (equity L/S); Solaris A.M. (equity arb); SYZ & Co (high-yield currencies); Systematic Alpha Management (managed account version of flagship strategy); and Crimson Capital (fixed-income hedge

23 Oct. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 42 [more]

Kirsten Bischoff, Opalesque New York: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Avenue Capital (high yield debt), Sparx (Asian l/s equity), Riskowitz Capital (South Africa) and a private equity version of a distressed/private debt and equity hedge fund already run in hedge fund structur

16 Oct. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 41 [more]

Kirsten Bischoff, Opalesque New York: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Wykeham Capital (Asia focused long-biased, small and micro cap equities), Amber Capital (global long/short focused on consumer, retail and ag stocks), GLG (multi asset, global macro UCITS), and a new Brev

09 Oct. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 40 [more]

Kirsten Bischoff, Opalesque New York: Last week brought a welcomed surge in hedge fund launch announcements. We heard of fund launches from Javelin (a $31m global l/s equity), Union Capital Management (l/s equities), LNG Capital (European high-yield debt), United Capital Markets (debt)

03 Oct. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 39 [more]

Kirsten Bischoff, Opalesque New York: Last week, we heard of just a few fund launches from Threadneedle (emerging market macro), Pine River Capital (liquid mortgage fund), and a new commodity quant fund from Swedish firm Alfakraft Fonder, as well as UCITS funds from Man Group (European

25 Sep. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 38 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of launches from new firm Branch Hill Capital (hedge fund); new firm Cosyne Capital (volatility); ex-Goldman quant Ray Iwanowski; Paridon Asia Pte (Asia macro); Sandell (Ucits III merger arbitrage); Turcan Connell (absolute retur

18 Sep. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 37 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of launches from newly formed Little Wolf Capital (multi-strats FoHFs); CQS (distressed debt); Altegris Advisors (managed futures); Arsago Capital (Europe's first Ucits Latin America fund); Soroban (hedge fund); GAM (L/S emer

11 Sep. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 36 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of launches from City Financial and Clontarf Capital (Asian fund of funds); Henderson (agricultural hedge fund); Kite Lake Capital (special sits fund); Threadneedle (UK Absolute Alpha Fund); Kurt Billick (

04 Sep. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 35 [more]

Kirsten Bischoff, Opalesque New York: With the end of summer holidays fast approaching the news of launches was scarce, but last week, we learned about the following new fund launches from Collard Capital (Global Macro fund), a group of ex-Mizuho traders (Japan equity), an absolute re

28 Aug. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 34 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from new firm AlphaNex Capital (systematic hedge fund); Universal-Investment and York A.M. (global merger arbitrage absolute return Ucits fund); Bridgewater (more liquid version of hedge fund);

21 Aug. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 33 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Voras Capital (global macro + credit opps); Morgan Stanley / P. Schoenfeld (event driven Ucits); Jabre Capital and Carne Global (first in a series of UCITS funds); Anchor Capital (Long/Short); Strategic Inve

14 Aug. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 32 [more]

Kirsten Bischoff, Opalesque New York: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Emeralt (long/short, Eastern Europe equities) SSY (freight derivatives), Rosecliff Capital (long/short US equity), Reflexion Capital (long/short equity), and a Natixis fund that will be co-managed by Dr. And

07 Aug. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 31 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from A2ML (new Megalio fund range); Reech (UCITS version of real estate hedge fund); Way (3 FoFs with no performance f

31 Jul. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 30 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of launches from Glazer Capital (M&A); new firm H2O Asset Management; Martin Currie (3 Ucits absolute alpha funds); Superfun

23 Jul. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 29 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of launches from Metolius Capital (global macro); Wegelin (CTA); Gottex (fund of UCITS hedge funds); Triv

17 Jul. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 28 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of launches from Copia Capital, which moved its operations away from FrontPoint Partners and launched a market neutral equity fund; Brinker Capital (absolute return portfolios in separately managed account format); Formula Invest

10 Jul. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 27 [more]

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Last week, we heard of fund launches from C12 Capital Management (new fund); Shengbei Guo’s GSB Podium Advisors (GSB Statistical Arbitrage Fund statistical arbitrage); new firm Chartwell Trading (event-driven); Natixis (Ucits III): Oakley Alternative Inve

03 Jul. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 26 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Nicholas Maounis (hedge fund); Gramercy (3 EM debt strategies); Duet AM (commodities hedge fund); Anchor Point (commodities FoHFS); and Henderson (Newcits currency). The Greenwich Composite Investable

26 Jun. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 25 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Winton (UCITS version of flagship Diversified Program); RWC Partners (UCITS III pan-European long/short equity); new firm Soroban Capital; Fortitude (retail version of flagship); AMCL (special opps); Asten

19 Jun. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 24 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Galaxy (Ucits China L/S fund); SIG and Permal (Ucits multi-advisor active trading fund); Alternative Advisors (Ucits FoFs); RocWood Capital (event driven); Ibbotson (global liquidity arbitrage); TT Internati

12 Jun. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 23 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from East Coast (hedge fund with cut-rate fees); new firm Ridley Park (new fund); Samena (seeding fund); M&G (global macro Ucits hedge fund); ADM (Kazakhstan restructuring); new firm Headlands Technologies (compu

05 Jun. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 22 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Iveagh and 47 Degrees North (Newcits FoFs); Prudential (market neutral); Deutsche Bank (15 alternative mutual funds); JT (China); Congrong (healthcare); Bank of Beijing and Huili A.M. (China); FMG (Iraq); Wo

29 May. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 21 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Ex-Pendragon managers Julian Harvey Wood and Kaveh Sheibani who exited GLG (event driven fund); RCM (offshore version of special sits fund); Magnetar (event-driven); Cavenagh (Asian-focused macro); Steenman

22 May. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 20 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Dreyfus / Newton (world allocation fund with emphasis on absolute return); Matrix (pan-Asian L/S UCITS); E Fund Management (China); Man (portfolio combining L/S equity with AHL); Sabre (UCITS III version of

16 May. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 19 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from QCM (UCITS managed futures); EquityStar (equity L/S); new HF firm Edoma Capital; new HF firm Cayuga Capital; Legg Mason and Western (Ucits L/S credit); and Oracle Capital (structured credit). The G

09 May. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 18 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Vector (energy); Merrion (UCITS European L/S equity); Aberdeen (Ucits fund of absolute return funds); Pardus Capital (debt);

02 May. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 17 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from GHF (2 credit funds); Highland Capital (All Cap Equity Value); LGT Capital (UCITS III accessing managed futures strategy); Private Advisors;

24 Apr. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 16 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from (new London-based FoHFs) Hilltop (All Weather); GAM (Ucits emerging markets); Strategic Investing (L/S mutual); Farema Capital (L/S); Artemis (FoHFs); Cheung Capital (gaming);

17 Apr. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 15 [more]

Kirsten Bischoff, Opalesque New York: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Iridium Asset Management (Asian equity long/short), started by Jason Wang (former GLG manager) and Simon Quirke (former Lionhart manager) and The Eaton Vance Commodity Strategy Fund, which will be co-mana

10 Apr. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 14 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: A roundup of the week’s hedge fund launches, closures, index performance, trends, regulatory, legal and financial events pertaining to the alternative investments industry. Last week, we heard of fund launches from Ignis AM (absolute return);

03 Apr. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 13 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Thomas Funds (multi-asset market neutral); BNY Mellon AM (multi-asset global absolute return)

27 Mar. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 12 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Matrix (Ucits III version of Lazard AM's convertible arbitrage HF); Liontrust (credit); Tennenbaum Capital (distressed debt); and UBP (fund of managed accounts). Morningstar said its 1000 Hedge Fund

20 Mar. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 11 [more]

Kirsten Bischoff, Opalesque New York: Last week, brought news of fund launches from Salus Alpha (the equities focused Salus Alpha RN Special Situations Fund), newly launched Chater Capital (an Asia-Pacific, event-driven fund from Scoggins Capital alum Kevin Chan), a financials industry

13 Mar. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 10 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Pirate Capital (stressed/distressed companies); Goldman Sachs (absolute return Ucits, in Spain); Auriel Capital (equity market neutral); Nine Masts Capital (arbitrage, Asia); Sursum Partners; Athamas (forest

06 Mar. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 9 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Bedrock (Brazil multi-strat FoHFs); Aegon (UK Equity Absolute Return); Cheyne (UCITS M&A); Cowen Group (managed accounts fund); CastleBay, (Asia L/S equity); Black's Link Capital (Asia); Merchant Capita

27 Feb. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 8 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Insynergy and GAM (L/S UCITS China); Swiss Alpha (UCITS quant); Odey; BlackRock (Asia credit); Aisling Analytics (equity); and Theta Capital (FoFs). Stanley Fink’s International Standard Asset Managemen

20 Feb. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 7 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Top Crystal (L/S equity); Astenbeck Capital (energy); Laxey (onshore absolute return); Geier Capita

13 Feb. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 6 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of launches from Nautical (commodity); Income Partners (distressed); Edward Hornstein (L/S equity); Silve

06 Feb. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 5 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: A roundup of the week’s hedge fund launches, closures, index performance, trends, regulatory, legal and financial events pertaining to the alternative investments industry. Last week, we heard of fund launches from new firm Castle Hill (flags

30 Jan. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 4 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: A roundup of the week’s hedge fund launches, closures, index performance, trends, regulatory, legal and financial events pertaining to the alternative investments industry. Last week, we heard of fund launches from China Everbright Bank (FoHF

23 Jan. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 3 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: Last week, we heard of fund launches from Palisades Park (1 x multi-strat, 1 x Sharia); InfoSpi (green); Finisterre (EM); Althea Capital (EM); Gartmore (L/S pan-European); Pangu Capital (Greater China); Reech CBRE (real estate); Kronos Investment Ad

17 Jan. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 2 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: A roundup the week’s hedge fund launches, closures, index performance, trends, regulatory, legal and financial events pertaining to the alternative investments industry. Last week, we heard of launches from

09 Jan. 2010. Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 1 [more]

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: A roundup of last week’s hedge fund launches, closures, index performance, trends, regulatory, legal and financial events pertaining to the alternative investments industry. That week, we heard of fund launches from Adapto (energy); Systematic Alpha

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