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Opalesque Roundup: New hedge fund launches reach 185 in 1Q22, up from 113 in 4Q21: hedge fund news, week 05

Monday, July 04, 2022

In the week ending February 4th 2022, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure Report, released by HFR, new hedge fund launches increased to 185 in 1Q22, jumping from 113 in 4Q21, representing the highest launch rate since 189 new funds launched in 1Q of last year, and the second-highest quarter since 190 funds launched in 4Q17. In the trailing 12 months ending 1Q22, an estimated 610 total new hedge funds have launched. New Macro hedge fund launches reached 45 in 1Q, topping both Event-Driven and Relative Value Arbitrage, and trailing only Equity Hedge funds, which saw an estimated 78 new funds launch.

The hedge fund industry experienced net outflows of $0.3bn in May, extending the negative streak to two consecutive months after the $23bn outflow in April pushed year-to-date flows into negative territory, said HFM hedge fund flows report. Recession fears ramped up over the month as the US Federal Reserve embarks on an aggressive campaign to hike interest rates to force price increases to slow down.

Meanwhile, hedge fund redemptions slowed somewhat in April 2022 though the trend conti......................

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