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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds stumble in September as investor risk tolerance fell: hedge fund news, week 41

Monday, October 12, 2020

In the week ending October 9th 2020, HFR reported that hedge funds posted mixed declines in September as investor risk tolerance fell over uncertainty regarding additional coronavirus spreading in Europe and the US, the strength of the US economy and the upcoming US election. The investable HFRI 500 Fund Weighted Composite Index declined -0.95 percent for the month, paring the YTD gain to +0.4 percent, as reported today by HFR.

Meanwhile Lyxor said that hedge fund strategies were marginally impacted by Covid-19 headwinds, with the Lyxor Global UCITs Peer Group down -0.8% so far in September (as of September 25th).

In new launches, the alternative asset manager based in Copenhagen, Nordic Real Estate Partners (NREP) has raised €1.9bn ($2.2 billion) for its Nordic Strategies Fund IV, making it the largest Nordic real estate fund ever; LaSalle Investment Management has completed the first close of its fourth fund in its flagship LaSalle Real Estate Debt Strategies series (LREDS), and Stockholm-based private equity firm has ......................

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