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New Managers March 2018

LAUNCHES: Hedge fund launches steady to begin 2018 as liquidations fall, Study: New hedge fund launches veer away from equity strategies, discount fees

 

  • Travis Kalanick, the co-founder and former chief executive of ride-hailing company Uber, has announced his next venture: an investment fund. "Over the past few months I've started thinking about what's next," Kalanick wrote in a tweet. Today I'm announcing the creation of a fund called 10100 (pronounced 'ten-one-hundred'), home to my passions, investments, ideas and big-bets."
  • U.S.-based fund manager Breakwave Advisors is launching the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) focusing on freight futures, reflecting growing investor interest in shipping as it emerges from a near-decade long crisis, a regulatory filing showed. Around 90 percent of traded goods by volume are transported by sea and global shipping sectors - such as dry bulk - are on course for a recovery this year, according to investors and analysts, prompting speculators to look for ways to trade
  • Privium Fund Management announced that SystematicEdge is launching their Systematic Multi-Asset Class strategy on the SFC regulated platform based in Hong Kong. SystematicEdge is an investment solutions firm that specializes in systematic, multi-asset class strategies
  • Jupiter Asset Management is set to launch a UK version of its global value fund mirroring its Luxembourg listed fund, run by star managers Ben Whitmore and Dermot Murphy. The new fund, also managed by Whitmore and Murphy, is called the Jupiter Global Value Equity fund and will target 'capital growth over the long term by investing in a portfolio of global companies viewed by the managers to be "undervalued".'
  • The UK manager J8 Capital Management and German investment company Universal-Investment have launched UI - J8 Global Absolute Return UCITS Fund. The subfund implements J8's award-winning global absolute return strategy, a scientificallybacked, systematic and rules-based multi strategy approach focused on momentum and carry as well as value trades.
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