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Opalesque Roundup: Equity hedge strategy up +1.3% in October, with +9.3% YTD gain: hedge fund news, week 10

Sunday, November 10, 2019

In the week ending November 8th 2019, HFR reported that the HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index led main strategy performance for the month with a +1.3 percent return, bringing the YTD gain to +9.3 percent. The hedge fund industry was in positive territory to begin the fourth quarter, extending industry-wide YTD gains with strong contributions from Healthcare, Quantitative Equity, Activist and Fundamental Value funds, according HFR.

Further in performance news, New York-based RG Niederhoffer Capital Management, headed by computer scientist and opera aficionado Roy Niederhoffer, has suffered a 22 per cent loss in its flagship Diversified fund this year to the end of October, according to numbers sent to investors while Chase Coleman's Tiger Global, known for its savvy investing in momentum technology and internet stocks, gained 2.9 percent in October, continuing its market-beating performance this year, and Greenlight Capital managed a return of 24% during the first 3 quarters of 2019, outstripping the S&P 500 Index ETFs by 3.5 percentage points.

In new launches, the $76 billion, employee-owned investment firm Brown Advisory has launched the Global Leaders Sustainable fund under its Dublin-UCITS umbrella; Canadian private equity investment firm Altas Partners has amassed $3 billion for its second North America buyout fund, Altas Partners Holdings II; North Asia-focused private-equity firm MBK Partners is targeting as much as $6 billion for its fifth buyout fund, and Toronto-based alternative asset management company Brookfield Asset Management closed its latest flagship private-equity fund, Brook......................

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