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Opalesque Roundup: Global hedge funds were up 9.31% in 2021: hedge fund news, week 04

Saturday, January 29, 2022

In the week ending January 28th 2022, Eurekahedge said that hedge fund managers ended the month of December up 0.85% on an equal-weighted basis, and up 1.15% on an asset-weighted basis. Market risk sentiment improved over the second half of December after research revealed that the Omicron variant leads to milder disease compared to previous variants and that the efficacy of existing vaccines against severe disease remains high, especially after a third dose is administered. In 2021, global hedge funds were up 9.31%, marking the third consecutive year that the global hedge fund industry has posted annual returns exceeding 9.00%.

In performance news, Honest Partners, a San Francisco-based concentrated, long-term, long-biased fund that invests in high-quality North American small and mid-cap equities, returned 5.6% (net) in 2021, and a total of 99% since its May 2020 inception; A long/short U.S. equity hedge fund that switched from growth stocks to value stocks has reaped profits from this move - The fund generated a net return of 6% in December and almost 39% for 2021. It has annualised 9% since its July 2013 inception - outperforming the respective HFR peer groups by approximately 5.6% to 7% annually; Lodbrok Capital LLP's European Credit Opportunities Fund gained 32% last year thanks to investments on Swiss bakery firm Aryzta AG, U.K. oil services firm Valaris Plc and German industrial property company Deutsche Industrie REIT AG, according to an investor letter, while ValueAct Capital Master Fund posted a 26 percent gain in 2021, according to the firm's fourth-quarter letter obtained by Institutional I......................

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