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Opalesque Roundup: Emerging hedge funds' break even AUM sinks to $85m, however marketing remains a challenge: hedge fund news, week 36

Monday, September 10, 2018

In the week ending September 7th 2018 a research by AIMA and prime broker GPP found the emerging hedge fund industry robust and healthy, with the amount at which firms can breakeven going down to $85m of AuM versus $86m in 2017. However, marketing and funding marketing expenses remains a challenge. Despite 94% of sub-$100m managers say they are currently raising capital, more than a quarter (27%) spend none of their management fee on marketing.

Alternative investment fund manager Olymp Capital is launching the European investment fund to cover the entire blockchain and crypto asset ecosystem; Tages Capital has announced the launch of the tail hedge fund, Tages Paladin Fund; and Swedish asset manager East Capital has launched a UCITS China A-Shares fund that incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing.

In other new launches I Squared Capitalhas raised $7bn for its second fund; KKR Glo......................

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