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Opalesque Roundup: Investors keep adding to hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 24

Sunday, June 17, 2018

In the week ending 15 June, 2018, the SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index for June 2018 rose 0.52%, reflecting positive net flows. The exclusive "$1bn club" of investors with holdings of over $1bn in hedge funds sees 47 entrants and 42 departures over past 12 months, adding five new members. The exclusive "$1bn club" of investors, which has added a net five members in the past year,.

Paul Tudor Jones and Goldman Sachs have launched an exchange-traded fund designed to invest in companies that are "driving positive change".

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.18% in May, trailing behind the 0.84% gain posted by the MSCI AC World Index; The Barclay CTA Index slips 0.24% in May (-1.76% YTD).

Tiger Global Management posted another month of strong performance in May, with 4.6% gains; hedge funds with assets under management less than $250 million returned 91 basis points year-to-date through May; John Fredriksen's hedge fund gained 69% in two years betting on shunned oil-related assets; and Pershing Square Holdings' notched a double-digit gain in May, its second-best month since 2014.

Among outlooks, fund managers have warned by Jonathan Beinner, chief investment officer of global fixed income at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Mark Yusko that a downturn is coming and 'it's going to be pretty ugly'. Also JP Morgan strategist John Normand says clients are growing increasingly nervous about where markets are headed.

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