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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds shrink posting second strongest decline since 2009: hedge fund news, week 41

Monday, October 17, 2016

In the week ending 14 October, 2016, data from HFR showed that hedge fund launches through the first half of 2016 numbered 406 while liquidations reached 530. The resulting net decline of 124 is the most since 2009 when the industry suffered a net decline of 239 funds.

Bayshore Capital Advisors has launched its second private debt multi-manager fund; China’s biggest distressed investor, DCL Investments, has launched a $500m special situation fund; and two former staffers at Izzy Englander's Millennium Management are launching a new hedge fund, Carbon Investment Partners.

Saka Capital is shutting down its Saka Capital Liquid Credit Fund and will return investors’ money.

The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gained +0.6% in September (+4.2% YTD); The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 0.50% (+3.35% YTD); The Wilshire Liquid Alternative IndexSM returned 0.11%; The Societe Genrale CTA Index was down 1.20% (0.95% YTD); The IQ Merger Arbitrage Index ......................

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