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Opalesque Roundup: Are new hedge funds abandoning equity strategies? Hedge fund news, week 11

Saturday, March 18, 2017

In the week ending 17 March, 2017, a Seward & Kissel study showed that a rising number of newly launched hedge funds are employing non-equity-based investment strategies which according to the authors is "the story of the year". The portion of new hedge funds using non-equity-based strategies increased to 35 percent in 2016, up from 20 percent in 2015. The report added that hedge fund managers are establishing solid track records in the U.S. first and leverage it to attract offshore investor interest.

Robert Grunewald and Richard Petrocelli have launched the alternative asset management firm Flat Rock Global that is focused on yield-driven investment strategies; ABR Dynamic Funds launched its first Irish-domiciled UCITS V fund; and Volker Dischler and Julian Moore have founded Cognitive Trading to leverage complexity theory to multiply the power of artificial intelligence;

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.8% from the week ending March 07 (+1.5% YTD); The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 1% in February; The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.99% in February (+1.93% YTD); The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained +0.99% for the month (+2.97% YTD); The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark recorded returns of 1.18% last month; The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index measured 1.13%; February sees continued run of positive returns for I......................

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