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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds make strong gains in August: hedge fund news, week 36

Monday, September 13, 2021

In the week ending September 10th, 2021, HFRI reported that hedge funds advanced in August, despite increasing risks associated with instability in Afghanistan and expectations for Federal Reserve stimulus reductions, as well as proposed spending legislation and ongoing virus variant impacts. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index (FWC) gained +0.8 percent in August, while the investable HFRI 500 Fund Weighted Composite Index advanced +0.45 percent, according to data released today by HFR.

In new launches, Steven Behr, the former head of RBS's principal strategies team, has come out of an eight-year retirement during which he managed his own family office to launch a European high yield (HY) credit fund; Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI), the private real estate investment arm of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, has raised $3.1 billion for a new fund dedicated to global real estate bets, and asset manager Baring Private Equity Asia is picking up investor capital for its largest ever fund to invest across the Asia-Pacific region - the Hong Kong-based firm's latest fund, Baring Asia Private Equity......................

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