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29 Dec. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Scepticism on hedge fund performance is growing: hedge fund news, week 52 [more]

In the week-ending 28th December 2012, Future Capital Partners told FTAdviser it would be launching four enterprise investment scheme investments within entertainment and media, renewable energy, land allocation services and the alternative investment market. The Parker FX index r

22 Dec. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: AIFMD implementation, end of Madoff settlements are nearing: hedge fund news, week 51 [more]

In the week-ending December 21, 2012, Barclays Capital reported it would spin out its $2bn West Coast unit to launch a distressed debt hedge fund called Cloverfield Capital; former Citi executive Joel Salomon is reportedly preparing a long/short hedge fund that will focus on financial institu

15 Dec. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Total number of single-manager hedge funds reached record level of 7,867 in 3Q12: hedge fund news, week 50 [more]

In the week-ending 14 December 2012, Hedge Fund Research reported that new hedge fund launches and liquidations had maintained the pace of recent quarters in 3Q12 despite macroeconomic risks, political uncertainties and regulatory changes; Michael Cagney, a hedge-fund manager backed by China

08 Dec. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds returned to profits column in November: hedge fund news, week 49 [more]

In the week-ending 07 December 2012, former Soros Fund founding manager William Seibold was reported to be planning to launch a distressed hedge fund for Europe; Blackstone is preparing to launch a portfolio of alternative strategies; Innocap Investment teamed up with Akira Capital to launch

01 Dec. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Goldman Sachs data shows, again, that S&P outperforms hedge funds YTD: hedge fund news week 48 [more]

In the week-ending 30 November, 2012, it was reported that Muddy Waters’ founder Carson Block would launch a hedge fund that will short Chinese firms; Brummer & Partners raised $650m for its new Carve capital structure arbitrage strategy; Gramercy Advisors started a distressed credit fund wi

24 Nov. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Paulson, Soros pile up on gold: hedge fund news, week 47 [more]

In the week-ending November 23rd, 2012, we heard that MainStay Investments had launched a new fund of hedge funds tailored to financial advisers with wealthier clients; Matterhorn Investment Management, a $400m London-based hedge fund, is to launch an emerging-markets hedge fund next year tar

17 Nov. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Total assets of the global fund industry worth around $120tln, says TheCityUK: hedge fund news, week 46 [more]

In the week-ending November 16th, 2012, Barnstar Opportunities Fund LP, a multi-disciplinary, special situations long-bias fund launched; emerging and frontier market investment special

10 Nov. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds finished October in the red amid trend reversals across several sectors: hedge fund news, week 45 [more]

In the week-ending November 9th, 2012, it was reported that RWC Partners had launched a European activist fund for UK investors; Indian firm Karvi Group is to launch an equity and currency hedge fund; Forefront Alternative Investment Trust, another Indian firm, is to launch its first hedge fu

03 Nov. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds suffer from outflows but remain attractive for Japanese institutions: hedge fund news, week 43 [more]

In the week-ending November 2, 2012, Peter Bakker, former high yield portfolio manager at Lazard and SGS, and Frits Lieuw-kie-song, former high yield portfolio manager at LKS and SGS, re-united to establish a liquid credit strategy at Channel Capital Advisors LLP; former Cofunds boss Brett Wi

27 Oct. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Blackstone Group plans to launch a fund that will buy stakes in hedge fund managers: hedge fund news, week 43 [more]

In the week-ending 26 October 2012, it was reported that Blackstone Group plans to launch a multibillion-dollar fund that would buy stakes in hedge fund managers in the secondary market; John Mack partnered with tax lawyer Joel Ehrenkranz to launch a fund of funds business called E&M Adviso

20 Oct. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund assets surged to new record in Q3 by +3.6% to $2.19tln says HFR: hedge fund news, week 42 [more]

In the week-ending 19 October, 2012, China private equity firm SAIF Partners revealed plans to launch a Greater China hedge fund; Amundi launched Amundi Funds Absolute Volatility Arbitrage Plus; and Morgan Stanley and SLJ Macro Partners launched a new fund under its Irish UCITS umbrella calle

13 Oct. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds returned around 1% in September but inflows slowed down: hedge fund news, week 41 [more]

In the week-ending 12 October 2012, it was reported that Hong Kong-based Ardon Maroon Fund Management, which is run by former Wall Street bank executives, had launched an Asia-focused hedge fund with seed capital from a European family office; Peter Muller, founder of the proprietary trading

06 Oct. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Credit strategies most promising, posted 8th positive month YTD: hedge fund news, week 40 [more]

In the week-ending 5 October 2012, it was reported that AE3 Capital had launched its first hedge fund that will invest in emerging market debt; 36 South Capital Advisors

29 Sep. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: U.S. hedge funds gained in August by buying riskier stocks and commodities: hedge fund news, week 39 [more]

In the week-ending 28 September 2012, it was reported that Goldman Sachs Group was scheduled to launch a new hedge fund offering to its wealthiest customers; Citigroup hired former Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Andrew Mack for its new hedge fund launch; former Royal Bank of Canada a

22 Sep. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Asset gap between large and small hedge fund widened: hedge fund news, week 38 [more]

In the week-ending 21 Sept. 2012, it was reported that British hedge fund firm Polygon has recently launched a mining fund; former head trader at Touradji Capital Paul Crone started a metals hedge fund for Citrine Capital; Four Elements Capital launched last week the Precious Metals Element

15 Sep. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds see higher inflows, lower outflows says GlobeOp: hedge fund news, week 37 [more]

In the week-ending 14 Sept 2012, data provider Hedge Fund Research disclosed that the number of hedge fund launches had declined through mid-2012 with 245 launches in 2Q, down from 304 in 1Q; Third Point Re is targeting to raise $250 for a new catastrophe hedge fund; activist investment firm

08 Sep. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds return 0.7% on average in August: hedge fund news, week 36 [more]

In the week-ending 07 September 2012, it was reported that Man Group and Nomura are to launch the Nomura Man Systematic Fixed Income fund; Laffitte Capital launched its third fund, the Laffitte Index Arbitrage fund; Blackstone Group raised about $1.5bn from clients for a fund that will be ma

01 Sep. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund performance is getting clobbered this year: hedge fund news, week 35 [more]

In the week-ending 31 August 2012, it was reported that First Trust Advisors launched the First Trust CBOE S&P VIX Tail Hedge Fund last week; index provider and commodity hedge fund house Aquantum reported it would launch a UCITS multi-strategy managed futures fund; and BNP Paribas announced

25 Aug. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Only 11% of hedge funds outpaced the S&P 500 so far this year, says Goldman Sachs: hedge fund news, week 34 [more]

In the week-ending 24 August 2012, Silk Road Management announced the launch of the Silk Road M3 Fund that will focus on Myanmar, Mongolia, and Mozambique; Eric Rose

18 Aug. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: July was a letdown for U.S. hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 33 [more]

In the week-ending 17 August 2012, it was reported that Epic Partners Investments has launched an Asia-focused long/short equity fund. Tiger Asia Management closed down and will return investors money amid a probe by Hong Kong regulators, Bloomberg reported. Macro CTA managers

11 Aug. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Smaller hedge funds outperformed their bigger rivals: hedge fund news, week 32 [more]

In the week-ending 10 Aug 2012, it was reported that former Citadel credit chief Chris Boas was reported to be planning to launch a new hedge fund; commodities hedge fund Armajaro Asset is set to launch a fund to invest in financial stocks; Three Arrows Capital

04 Aug. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Consolidation of single hedge funds and fund of funds: hedge fund news, week 31 [more]

In the week-ending 03 Aug 2012, it was reported that Richard Gerson was reported to have raised $1.2bn to launch his own hedge fund firm, Falcon Edge Capital; Rob Chandra has scaled back his role at Bessemer Venture Partners to launch the $250m hedge fund Avid Park; KKR Asset Management

28 Jul. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive Top 100 alternatives managers control more than $3tln in assets: hedge fund news, week 30 [more]

In the week-ending 27 July 2012, it was reported that former Nomura Holdings managing director Jean-Noel Payer was planning to launch the biggest Asian hedge fund this ye

21 Jul. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Investors allocated $4.1bn to hedge funds in 2Q: hedge fund news, week 29 [more]

In the week-ending 20 July 2012, it was reported that former Asia head of Lone Pine Capital Eashwar Krishnan had raised $500m to launch his own Asia-focused hedge fund that bets on rising and falling stocks; Brevan Howard A.M. opened a U.S. investment firm that will start trading in August w

14 Jul. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds up 0.05% on average in June (1.7% YTD): hedge fund news, week 28 [more]

In the week-ending 13 July 2012, it was reported that Capital Group One launched its second Euro hedge fund in five years; Sparx Group announced plans to launch a new fund to take advantage of "ridiculously low" domestic market valuations; Citigroup said it was raising between $50m

07 Jul. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: GAM’s latest report showed that the hedge fund industry posted strong returns after the EU summit : hedge fund news, week 27 [more]

In the week-ending 06 July 2012, it was reported that Tudor Investment launched its first hedge fund in a decade with a $500m macroeconomic fund; ABS Investment Management launched its first commingled emerging markets equity long/short fund of hedge fund product; and Treedom Investments la

30 Jun. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: SEC files formal charges against Philip Falcone: hedge fund news, week 26 [more]

In the week-ending 29 June 2012, it was reported that former King Street head trader Kieran Goodwin plans to launch a credit hedge fund in Q4; Nomura and Permal Group launched the Nomura Permal Alpha Japan Neutral Fund, a UCITS-compliant Japanese equity market neutral fund; Ping An Russell I

23 Jun. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund launches at highest since last quarter of 2007 – news of week 25 [more]

In the week-ending 22 June 2012, Hedge Fund Research revealed that hedge fund launches totaled 304 in the first quarter, narrowly eclipsing the 298 launches in 1Q11 for the highest quarterly total since 4Q07; Citigroup’s former head of proprietary trading Sutesh Sharma said he would launch t

16 Jun. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: JPMorgan’s $2tln fiasco makes regulators want to toughen up Volcker Rule: hedge fund news, week 24 [more]

In the week-ending 15 June 2012, it was reported that Toronto-based Aurion Capital Management had launched its first two hedge funds as the firm dipped its t

09 Jun. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds down around 1.8% on average in May: hedge fund news, week 23 [more]

In the week-ending 08 June 2012, it was reported that Crescent Point Group had partnered with Charles Stone, most recently of CastleBay Capital Management, to launch a hedge fund; former CQS portfolio manager John Park announced plans to launch his maiden hedge fund next month; Horizons Exch

02 Jun. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: New York still the undisputed center of the global hedge fund industry: hedge fund news, week 22 [more]

In the week-ending 01-June 2012, it was reported that Fortress Investment Group had launched an Asia volatility-based fund Fortress Convex Asia Fund last month; Jack Schwager and Emanuel Balarie

26 May. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Man acquires FRM, funds hedge on fears of euro collapse: hedge fund news, week 21 [more]

In the week-ending 25 May, 2012, it was reported that two managing directors had left Société Générale to launch a new commodity hedge fund house in Paris called

19 May. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds engage with JP Morgan, Facebook stocks - hedge fund news, week 20 [more]

In the week-ending 18 May, 2012, it was reported that Trian Fund Management said it wanted to raise $2bn to launch a new fund, Trian Partners Strategic Investment Fund II; Los Angeles-based asset management firm TCW is raising $250m for its new hedge fund focused on foreclosed homes; Farallo

12 May. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Riley Paterson, Sabretooth, Voras to shut down, Goldman pulls out $250m: hedge fund news, week 19 [more]

In the week-ending 11 May, 2012, it was reported that D.E. Shaw had launched the Alkali Fund to invest in European bank loans and mortgages; Centaurus trader Bill Perkins was reported to be planning to launch his own hedge fund after John Arnold announced the fund’s closure; Larch Lane Advis

05 May. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Centaurus shuts down, Man Group sees $1bn outflows, Rothschild merges with HFD, hedge funds wait for Hollande’s coming – and other hedge fund news - Week 18 [more]

In the week-ending 4th May 2012, it was reported that Dexion Capital had launched an insurance-linked closed-end fund; Ignis Asset Management said it plans to unveil an absolut

28 Apr. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Japanese pension funds want to invest more in hedge funds and alternatives, Man Group rises 14% – and other hedge fund news, Week 17 [more]

In the week-ending 27 April, 2012, it was reported that Man Group would launch a computer-driven government bond hedge fund, Man Systematic Fixed Income fund; BlackRock joined hands with China's sovereign wealth fund CIC to launch a multi-billion dollar China-focused investment fund; thre

21 Apr. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund assets reach a record $2.13tln, but most are reducing risks – and other hedge fund news, Week 16 [more]

In the week-ending 20 April, 2012, it was reported that former Goldman proprietary desk chief George Assaly would launch an equity-focused quant hedge fund named Alcova Asset Management; Zurich based global macro hedge fund manager Rialto Capital ,

14 Apr. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund launches in Europe at lowest level in five years in 2011 and other hedge fund news - Week 15 [more]

In the week-ending 13 April, 2012, Lipper reported that the number of fund launches in Europe had reached its lowest level in five years in 2011; former Millennium traders launched the Japan-focused Terra Grove Japan Fund and the Terra Grove Pan Asian fund; Lyxor A.M. partnered with HAWK Quan

07 Apr. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Uproar about new AIFMD draft; average March returns are flat – and other hedge fund news - Week 14 [more]

In the week-ending April 5, 2012, it was reported that Henderson Global Investors had launched the Henderson All Asset Fund; Stonehenge Asset Management will launch its third multi-strategy hedge fund in April; former Nomura trader Benjamin Fuchs will launch a multi-strategy hedge fund on Ju

31 Mar. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds get last call for Form PF – Opalesque hedge fund news - Week 13 [more]

In the week-ending 30th March, 2012, it was reported that Waterstone Capital Management, a Minnesota-based credit hedge fund manager, is launching a distressed debt fund; e

24 Mar. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: US regulations push and pull: Small Business Tax Cut Act and JOBS Act in the offing – and other hedge fund news - Week 12 [more]

In the week-ending 23 March, 2012, it was reported that Polar Capital had launched the Polar Capital European Market Neutral fund for manager Ton Tjia; MET Capital Management

17 Mar. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund launches at highest levels since 2007 while indexes and inflows surprise in 2012, and other hedge fund news - Week 11 [more]

In the week-ending March 16, 2012, it was reported that hedge fund launches accelerated last year to the highest level since 2007 as investors and managers positioned for 2012, said Hedge Fund Research; Hong Kong-based Value Partners said it would launch a UCITS version of its €1.3 billion C

10 Mar. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds average returns of 3 to 4% YTD but underperform equity markets – and other hedge fund News - Week 10 [more]

In the week-ending February 10, 2012, it was reported that JP Morgan’s head of proprietary trading Mike Stewart had left the firm to launch his own hedge fund to be

03 Mar. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Volcker Rule could be delayed, while FBI is busy cracking down on multiple hedge fund cases of insider trading – and other hedge fund news - Week 9 [more]

In the week-ending March 2nd, 2012, it was reported that Vulpes had launched the Life Sciences Fund and is preparing to launch the Vulpes Agricultural Fund in the coming months. UBS AG's CIO for macro strategic trading in Australia, Gerard Satur, is preparing to spin out of the bank to st

25 Feb. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Texas Teachers, Indiana Police, Georgia State and Tokyo AISIN make headways in hedge fund investments – and other hedge fund news - Week 8 [more]

Opalesque Exclusive: Texas Teachers, Indiana Police, Georgia State and Tokyo AISIN make headways in hedge fund investments – and other hedge fund news - Week 8 In the week-ending February 24, 2012, it was reported that Doug Barnett’s Quest Management

18 Feb. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Heavyweight institutional investor group alerts SEC about “unfinished business”, SEC reviews accredited investor definition – and other hedge fund news - Week 7 [more]

In the week-ending February 10, 2012, it was reported that former TCI and Citadel duo Masroor Siddiqui and Bruce Emery had teamed up to launch their own global long/short equity fund on May 1; Reyl Asset Management launched two new UCITS IV compliant long/short funds; Merchant House said it

11 Feb. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds kick off 2012 with average of 2% return – and other hedge fund news - Week 6 [more]

In the week-ending February 10, 2012, it was reported that Sal Naro, former co-managing partner of Sailfish Capital, would launch a new hedge fund firm to be called Coherence Capital Partners; Michael Hintze’s CQS will start a new hedge fund that will trade in mortgage-backed securities; Barc

04 Feb. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Trouble in court for Gupta, Greenlight, Paulson, Tiger, Moody’s – and other hedge fund news, Week 5 [more]

In the week-ending February 3, 2012, it was reported that Deutsche Bank is preparing to launch a fund to snap up investors’ illiquid of damaged holdings in hedge funds; London-based Ruby Capital Partners

29 Jan. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Many Call to Eliminate Capital Gains Taxes in the U.S., Holders of Greek Debt Try to Avoid Total Loss - and Other Hedge Fund News, Week 4 [more]

In the week-ending 27th January, 2012, it was reported that several high profile hedge fund managers are rushing to launch their own funds this year; that distressed debt investor Avenue Capital had raised $2bn for the launch of its second Europe-focused fund; advisory and FoHFs manager Herme

21 Jan. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: U.S. Federal Prosecutors Arrest Seven in Connection with Alleged Insider Trading Plot at Several Hedge Funds, and Other Hedge Fund News - week 3 [more]

In the week-ending 20th January, 2012, it was reported that Hedge Fund Securities wants to raise $78m by March 2013 by offering hedge funds launched by Epic Partners Investment Co.; Merchant House Group launched the Merchant Astor Long/Short UCITS Fund that will run on its independent UCITS u

14 Jan. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund indices down -5.28% in 2011 on average, and other hedge fund news - week 2 [more]

Stenham Asset Management launched a new global macro fund of hedge funds called Stenham Helix; La Française AM took a minority stake in spin-off Swell Asset Management, which will

07 Jan. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Arbalet, CBRE, Kingsmead, RiverCrest, Credit Suisse to launch while Octopus, Clairvoyance, Pangu, Iridian, Arrowhawk are closing - hedge fund news, week 1 [more]

2012 was greeted with new launches as Arrowhawk Capital Partners’ Jennifer Fan announced she would start the Arbalet Capital LLC on April 1 with at least $500m; CBRE Clarion Securities announced the launch of the CBRE Clarion Long/Short Fund; former FrontPoint portfolio manager John Foo is to

02 Jan. 2012. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund assets down to $1.73tln on back of poor performance as managers buy dollars and short euros - and other hedge fund news, Week 52 [more]

Not surprisingly, there were few announcements of launches during the last week of the year. Eagle's View Capital Partners is planning to launch an offshore fund of funds on February 1; Pe

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