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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund assets rose to 11th consecutive quarterly record level: hedge fund news, week 31

Saturday, July 25, 2015

In the week ending 24 July, 2015, the total global hedge fund industry assets rose to the 11th consecutive quarterly record level in 2Q15 to $2.97tln; Eurekahedge reported that hedge funds raised $93bn in the first six months of 2015; The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for July 2015 measured 2.08%, down from 4.72% in June; BlackRock has won a special new license that will allow it to raise funds in China directly for the first time; assets in ETFs reached $2.971tln at mid-year, higher than hedge funds; Swiss-Asia Financial is on track to more than double the number of funds on its platforms to reach S$2.5bn; and a predicted rise of investment in alternative assets is expected to offer significant opportunities for Guernsey.

Ted Seides is leaving Protege Partners to launch a hedge fund at Credit Suisse Asset; Chris Rokos has hired an economist from Nomura to join the team he’s assembling for his much anticipated hedge fund launch; Frank Yu has started an Asian health-care hedge fund; Marcos Bueno and Aurelia Lamorre-Cargill, announced the launch of Argon Capital an innovative, multi-asset class, commodity-centric investment firm; Edward DeNoble is starting his own hedge fund firm, Frontlight Capital; 78-year-old scientist George Zweig is starting a hedge fund; Apollo Global has teamed up with Ivy Investment Management to offer two new mutual funds; American Beacon has expanded its alternatives product line with American Beacon Ionic Strategic Arbitrage Fund; WisdomTree Investments is starting an ETF that seeks to minimize exposure to export-reliant companies in the U.S.; Nikko Asset Management is launching two UCITS funds to expand its coverage of the EMEA region; and Capital Group is looking to launch its first Asian investor targeted UCITS-compliant fund.

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