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Opalesque Roundup: Investors return to hedge funds as emerging markets and Asian funds post strong Q2 returns: hedge fund news, week 35

Monday, August 31, 2020

In the week ending August 28th 2020, HFR said that emerging Markets and Asian hedge funds surged in 2Q 2020, recovering from steep losses experienced in late 1Q, with many indices posting gains for YTD 2020 through July. The HFRI China Index gained +6.8% return in July, which followed a +14.5 percent in 2Q, the best quarterly performance since 1Q 2019, to bring YTD performance to +13.1 percent.

Meanwhile, investors allocated an additional +$9.33 billion to hedge funds around the world in July, ending four consecutive months of redemptions that saw investors pulling some -$72 billion from the industry between March and June, according to the just-released eVestment July 2020 Hedge Fund Asset Flows report.

In new launches, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is considering raising a venture and growth fund of around $2 billion, a move that would make it a bigger player in the competitive world of technology investing; Fidelity Investments is launching its first Bitcoin fund, adding its establishment name and star power to the fledgling and often controversial asset class;Valiant Capital Management raised roughly $100 million for its new dedicated growth private equity fund - Valiant Peregrine Fund I - which recently clo......................

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