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Opalesque Roundup: More hedge funds with market beating returns in 2018 become known: hedge fund news, week 14

Sunday, April 14, 2019

In the week ending April 12th 2019, Further in performance news, Chase Coleman's firm's long-short fund, Tiger Global Investments, posted a 13.6 percent net gain last year. Renaissance Technologies' various funds returned between 8.5% and 10.3%, giving Renaissance founder Jim Simons an enormous $1.6 billion payday in 2018. Meanwhile in Q1 2019, Darsana Capital Partners posted a 20 percent gain, easily beating the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index's 13.6 percent gain.

Hedge funds gained an average of +0.87% in March, the third consecutive month of positive returns according to March eVestment hedge fund performance data bringing Q1 2019 gains to +5.40%, the industry's best aggregate returns since the start of 2012. Meanwhile, Hedge Fund Research performance data showed that Asia ex-Japan hedge funds posted strong gains for both March and in the first quarter and Asia ex-Japan Index added +4.3% in March and +12.0% for Q1 2019 while the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 1.00% in March, supported by strength in global equity and bond markets as central banks shy away from tight monetary policies.

In new launches, BEX Capital, the first investment firm focused exclusively on fund-of-funds (FoF) secondaries, announced the close of BEX Fund III, with total commitments of $365 million; London-based online real estate investment platform BrickVest has launched its active-strategy fund series, Harvest Active funds; Canada's alternatives asset manager Ninepoint Partne......................

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