Fri, Aug 22, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
New Managers July 2013

Launches: Recent maiden fund launches and related fund news

According to Hedge Fund Research, the total number of hedge funds in Q2-2013 increased to over 10,000 funds for the first time since 2006, at which time a record number of 10,096 funds existed.

And according to Preqin, a hedge fund research house, event driven launches represented 19% of all hedge fund launches in Q2-2013, an increase compared to 12% in Q1-2013 and 9% in Q4-2012. North America-focused fund launches represented a smaller proportion of hedge fund launches in Q2 2013 compared to Q1 2013, with the proportion of Europe-focused funds increasing from just 2% of launches in Q1 to 16% in Q2. Europe-based firms also represent a greater proportion of fund launches this quarter

Breakdown of Hedge Fund Launches by Top Level Strategy, Q1 2012 - Q2 2013

Breakdown of Hedge Fund Launches in Q2 2013 by Geographic Location

Breakdown of Hedge Fund Launches by Geographic Focus, Q1 2012 - Q2 2013

We recently heard of those ex-hedge funders striking out on their own:

  • Zhang Xinliang, a former employee of billionaire investor George Soros's family office, started his own Hong ......................

    To view our full article please login

    This article was published in Opalesque's New Managers a top-down monthly analysis, news and research publication on the global emerging manager space.
    New Managers
    New Managers
    New Managers

  • Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
    Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
    More Other Voices
    Previous Other Voices                                               
    Access Alternative Market Briefing
    • Top Forwarded
    • Top Tracked
    • Top Searched
    1. Institutions – Texas Employees sets 2015 tactical plan for alternatives, CalPERS' real estate consultant cautions the pension fund's investment committee, Why Sunsuper likes hedge funds[more]

      Texas Employees sets 2015 tactical plan for alternatives From PIOnline.com: Texas Employees Retirement System will invest in up to four new hedge funds in the next fiscal year, which begins Sept. 1. Trustees approved 2015 tactical investment plans for the hedge fund, private equity and in

    2. Private equity follows hedge funds into reinsurance for long-term capital[more]

      From Artemis.bm: It’s not just hedge funds that are entering the insurance and reinsurance market in search of so-called long-term capital to put to work in their strategies, private equity firms targeting the space are also seeking opportunities to add assets under management. The entry of large pr

    3. North America – New York City’s next hot neighborhoods targeted with property funds[more]

      From Bloomberg.com: New York’s real estate world is filled with tales of ordinary people who bought property decades ago and saw values skyrocket to the millions. Seth Weissman is seeking investors to get in early on the next hot neighborhoods. The veteran of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and hedge

    4. Investing – George Soros bets $2bn on stock market collapse, Warren Buffett's Berkshire reveals Charter stake, cuts DirecTV, Hedge funds lusting to cash out of MGM, Top hedge fund managers are buying Ally Financial, Hedge funds dumped 5m Herbalife shares in Q2, Paulson & Co hedge fund ups Puerto Rico real estate bet, Netflix Inc., Citigroup Inc, Google Inc are top new picks in Tiger Management’s 13F[more]

      George Soros bets $2bn on stock market collapse From Newsmax.com: Billionaire investor George Soros has increased his financial bet that U.S. stocks will collapse to more than $2 billion. The legendary hedge fund manager has been raising his negative bet on the Standard & Poor's 500 Inde

    5. Investors now net short S&P500 and increased Russell shorts, technicals suggest further selling[more]

      Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Market Neutral funds increased their market exposure to -1% net short from -6% net short last week, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Hedge Fund Monitor. The report also added