Fri, May 20, 2022
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Preqin: 144 hedge fund launches in Q3

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

According to Preqin, an alternative investments research firm, 144 hedge funds were launched in Q3 2016 - compared to 269 in Q2, and 317 in Q3 2015.

Fund launches (figures as at 19th October 2016) Source: Preqin

Single-manager hedge funds represented the vast majority of hedge fund launches, rising from 71% to 86% when compared with Q2. But the numbers of UCITS and funds of hedge funds launches have decreased substantially.

North America-based hedge fund managers increased their share of all hedge fund launches to a 12-month high of 76%. Europe-based managers represented a fifth of funds launched. Asia-Pacific-based managers remained at 3% over the past two quarters, below the levels seen in Q3 2015 (12%).

Only 1% of new funds tracked over the past quarter are focusing on Asia-Pacific, down from 9% in Q2 2016. The proportion of funds launched with a global focus reached a 12-month high of 69%. As for strategies, the proportion of fund launches pursuing event driven strategies saw a large rise during the quarter.


To view our full article Click here

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. Opalesque Exclusive: Long/short equity hedge fund with bear market experience has a winning quarter[more]

    B. G., Opalesque Geneva: Experience during a Russian bear market lasting five years enabled Christian Putz to identify certain investment patterns in the market which he now applies to his current investment strategy. London-based ARR Inv

  2. Opalesque Exclusive: Global equity manager focuses on symbiotic value chains[more]

    B. G., Opalesque Geneva: A global equity manager has made a point of focusing on the phenomenon of shrinking supply chains and avoiding zero-sum business models. London-based Tollymore Investment Partners is a private partnersh

  3. Satori Capital intros energy transition fund, a long/short equity strategy[more]

    Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Dallas-based alternatives manager founded on the principles of conscious capitalism, Satori Capital has launched Satori Environmental, a long/short equity strategy that primarily invests in securities impacted by the global energy sector's shift from fossil-based s

  4. The Big Picture: With the war, E, S, and G have collectively moved back to the fore[more]

    B. G., Opalesque Geneva: In this interview, Dr. Patrick Welton, founder and CIO of Welton Investment Partners, offers his observations on the major macro themes expected to affect the comm

  5. Other Voices: The selloff is overdone[more]

    Authored by Heeten Doshi, founder of Doshi Capital Management. Anyone who is still bearish and calling for more downside is foolish. The selloff is overdone. To point to further declines from here is poor risk management. With the Nasdaq 100 down 22% and S&P 500 down 13% for the year