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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds gained 2.9% in January: hedge fund news, week 06

Sunday, February 10, 2019

In the week ending February 8th 2019, Bloomberg revealed that six out of seven strategies tracked by the firm have advanced. Hedge funds gained 2.9% in January, the first positive return since July, as the rally in stocks offered managers some relief. Also HFR reported that hedge funds posted the strongest monthly gains since September 2010. Hedge fund strategies experienced a symmetric move a smarket conditions switched swiftly from panic mode to exuberance mode over the recent weeks and after an initial positive run in the first few days of the year, and all of Societe Generale Prime Services' CTA Indices were in negative territory by the end of January.

Despite the carnage that spread across the hedge fund sector, some funds managed to thrive. Tom Slater's American fund beat 98% of peers in 2018. In a twist that surprised many market observers, Bridgewater Associates' Pure Alpha Fund was an impressive performance by the world's largest hedge fund manager.

Swiss asset manager Gam has launched a new quant-based credit strategy on its systematic platform; Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, announced the launch of the Catalyst Enhanced Income Strategy Fund (EIXIX) and Warrington Asset Management, an alternative asset manager founded by Scott C. Kimple in 1997, has ......................

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