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Opalesque Roundup: Over 60% of institutional hedge fund investors are US based: hedge fund news, week 34

Saturday, August 25, 2018

In the week ending 24 August 2018, Preqin released a special report 'Hedge fund spotlight', which revealed that the US remains a key driver of the hedge fund industry across the globe. The report says that 3,405 or 62% of the 5,523 institutional investors active in hedge funds and 3,319 of the 5,383 active hedge fund managers are US based, accounting for 72% of the approximate $3.6tn in global assets as of 31 May 2018.

The Switzerland-based systematic investment management firm Quantica Capital has launched its second UCITS vehicle at $100 million. Other new launches: Brevan Howard Asset Management plans to launch a new hedge fund betting on shifting monetary policy; BlackRock has launched a new 'go anywhere' bond fund, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors raises $3bn for its latest middle market credit fund; Shenwan Hongyuan readies an AI-driven fund; Tin Men Capital secures first close of $100m B2B tech fund; Aberdeen Standard Investments has launched a new fund that utilises machine learning to identify sources of potential returns; Asia-focused Clearwater Capital is raising a new investment fund; UBS to launch sustainable multi-manager funds; and Two Sigma launches a China-focused fund.

SDC Capital Partners has closed its debut fund on $400 million, beating its $300 million target. The fund and the firm are focused on investments in the IT and communications infrastructure sectors; Goldman is shutting two hedge funds run out of Asia.

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