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29 Dec. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Scepticism on hedge fund performance is growing: hedge fund news, week 52 [more]
22 Dec. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: AIFMD implementation, end of Madoff settlements are nearing: hedge fund news, week 51 [more]
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]
08 Dec. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds returned to profits column in November: hedge fund news, week 49 [more]
01 Dec. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Goldman Sachs data shows, again, that S&P outperforms hedge funds YTD: hedge fund news week 48 [more]
24 Nov. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Paulson, Soros pile up on gold: hedge fund news, week 47 [more]
17 Nov. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Total assets of the global fund industry worth around $120tln, says TheCityUK: hedge fund news, week 46 [more]
10 Nov. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds finished October in the red amid trend reversals across several sectors: hedge fund news, week 45 [more]
03 Nov. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds suffer from outflows but remain attractive for Japanese institutions: hedge fund news, week 43 [more]
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]
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]
13 Oct. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds returned around 1% in September but inflows slowed down: hedge fund news, week 41 [more]
06 Oct. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Credit strategies most promising, posted 8th positive month YTD: hedge fund news, week 40 [more]
29 Sep. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: U.S. hedge funds gained in August by buying riskier stocks and commodities: hedge fund news, week 39 [more]
22 Sep. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Asset gap between large and small hedge fund widened: hedge fund news, week 38 [more]
15 Sep. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds see higher inflows, lower outflows says GlobeOp: hedge fund news, week 37 [more]
08 Sep. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds return 0.7% on average in August: hedge fund news, week 36 [more]
01 Sep. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund performance is getting clobbered this year: hedge fund news, week 35 [more]
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]
18 Aug. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: July was a letdown for U.S. hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 33 [more]
11 Aug. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Smaller hedge funds outperformed their bigger rivals: hedge fund news, week 32 [more]
04 Aug. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Consolidation of single hedge funds and fund of funds: hedge fund news, week 31 [more]
28 Jul. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive Top 100 alternatives managers control more than $3tln in assets: hedge fund news, week 30 [more]
21 Jul. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Investors allocated $4.1bn to hedge funds in 2Q: hedge fund news, week 29 [more]
14 Jul. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds up 0.05% on average in June (1.7% YTD): hedge fund news, week 28 [more]
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]
30 Jun. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: SEC files formal charges against Philip Falcone: hedge fund news, week 26 [more]
23 Jun. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund launches at highest since last quarter of 2007 – news of week 25 [more]
16 Jun. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: JPMorgan’s $2tln fiasco makes regulators want to toughen up Volcker Rule: hedge fund news, week 24 [more]
09 Jun. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds down around 1.8% on average in May: hedge fund news, week 23 [more]
02 Jun. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: New York still the undisputed center of the global hedge fund industry: hedge fund news, week 22 [more]
26 May. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Man acquires FRM, funds hedge on fears of euro collapse: hedge fund news, week 21 [more]
19 May. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds engage with JP Morgan, Facebook stocks - hedge fund news, week 20 [more]
12 May. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Riley Paterson, Sabretooth, Voras to shut down, Goldman pulls out $250m: hedge fund news, week 19 [more]
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]
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]
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]
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]
07 Apr. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Uproar about new AIFMD draft; average March returns are flat – and other hedge fund news - Week 14 [more]
31 Mar. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds get last call for Form PF – Opalesque hedge fund news - Week 13 [more]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
11 Feb. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds kick off 2012 with average of 2% return – and other hedge fund news - Week 6 [more]
04 Feb. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Trouble in court for Gupta, Greenlight, Paulson, Tiger, Moody’s – and other hedge fund news, Week 5 [more]
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]
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]
14 Jan. 2012 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund indices down -5.28% in 2011 on average, and other hedge fund news - week 2 [more]
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]
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]
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