Sun, Oct 22, 2017
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 ïrms 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. Regulatory - David Stockman: Trump tax reform overhaul is a pipe dream, stocks are heading for 40-70% plunge, Carried interest tax: How much does it matter?, Odey sees 'terrifying' mix in MiFID, tapering, asset values, Hedge funds come together to share cost of MiFID and research, SEC turns up the heat on U.S. investment advisers, India's Sebi asks hedge funds to report investments in commodity derivatives[more]

      David Stockman: Trump tax reform overhaul is a pipe dream, stocks are heading for 40-70% plunge From CNBC.com: David Stockman is warning about the Trump administration's tax overhaul plan, Federal Reserve policy, saying they could play into a severe stock market sell-off. Stockman, the R

    2. North America - Puerto Rico rejects loan offers, accusing hedge funds of trying to profit off hurricanes[more]

      From TheIintercept.com: Puerto Rico has rejected a bondholder group's offer to issue the territory additional debt as a response to the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Officials with Puerto Rico's Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority said the offer was "not viable" and would harm the islan

    3. Investing - WPP targeted by short-selling American hedge fund, Sun co-founder sells secretive hedge fund on big chip trade[more]

      WPP targeted by short-selling American hedge fund From Cityam.com: An American hedge fund has mounted a bet against WPP, the world's largest advertising group, with a trade worth almost £90m. Lone Pine Capital has built a short position worth 0.51 per cent of the FTSE 100 company,

    4. Hedge funds up as industry adjusts to rising rates[more]

      Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds have reshuffled their portfolio after nearly four weeks of rising rates as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.2% from 19 September to 26 (+1.1% YTD), fuelled by strong results of global macro funds, Lyxor Ass

    5. Manager Profile - How the world's hedge fund king used 'idea meritocracy' to become a billionaire[more]

      From Forbes.com: In 1982, Ray Dalio made what he calls the biggest mistake of his life. He made a bet that there would be an economic collapse stemming from a debt crisis. And he was wrong. He lost money. He lost his client's money. He had to let people go from his firm and borrow money from his dad