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Opalesque Roundup: Despite weak performance, hedge funds confident for next 12 months: hedge fund news, week 25

Monday, July 11, 2022

In the week ending July 8th 2022, a report revealed that despite the weak performance numbers we're seeing from sources like Eurekahedge and Citco, hedge fund managers generally report being confident about their funds' economic prospects over the next 12 months. Soaring inflation and the geopolitical turmoil hovering over Europe right now aren't taking a bite out of hedge fund confidence either.

In performance news, the SMN Diversified Futures Fund is currently up over 18% YTD after returning almost 5% in June; Bridgewater Associates posted a 32% return for its flagship hedge fund through the first half of 2022 as it benefited from increased market volatility, according to a person familiar with the performance, and Tiger Global Management eked out a 3.4% gain in June in its flagship hedge fund, according to a person familiar with the firm, in what marks the fund's first gain since October.

Meanwhile, BlueCrest Capital Management alumnus Mohit Khurana's macro hedge fund returned an estimated 15% in the first half with winning bets on rising interest rates and diverging economic policies around the globe; Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Holdings fell 9.5 percent in June and is now down 26 percent for the year, as investors' fears of recession outweighed concerns about the inflation Ackman has been inveighing against since last fall; Glenview Capital Partne......................

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