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23 Jun. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: Investors redeem $46.4bn from hedge funds in Q1 2019: hedge fund news, week 23 [more]
16 Jun. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: Nearly all hedge fund categories outperformed the S&P 500 in May: hedge fund news, week 22 [more]
08 Jun. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: New Chapter for Barnes & Noble as hedge fund buys the bookstore chain: hedge fund news, week 21 [more]
01 Jun. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: China-focused hedge funds propel emerging markets assets to record: hedge fund news, week 20 [more]
25 May. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds are gaining steadily this year but for one large credit fund things don't work out as planned: hedge fund news, week 19 [more]
19 May. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds fail to turn February's net inflows into a two-month trend, but AUM bounces back in April: hedge fund news, week 18 [more]
11 May. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds up 6.52% YTD, best first four months since 2006: hedge fund news, week 17 [more]
04 May. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: Four out of five investors plan to raise hedge fund allocation despite shaky 2018: hedge fund news, week 16 [more]
27 Apr. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund redemptions accelerate dramatically in March while new launches crater: hedge fund news, week 15 [more]
20 Apr. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: Performance gains lift hedge fund assets despite four consecutive quarters of net asset outflows: hedge fund news, week 15 [more]
14 Apr. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: More hedge funds with market beating returns in 2018 become known: hedge fund news, week 14 [more]
07 Apr. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: The new economics of start-up hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 13 [more]
30 Mar. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: New hedge fund launches hit an 18-year low in 2018: hedge fund news, week 12 [more]
17 Mar. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds snap back +4.55% after a hard-hearted 2018: hedge fund news, week 10 [more]
09 Mar. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: Some of the largest multi manager hedge funds advanced in February: hedge fund news, week 10 [more]
03 Mar. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: Private equity and hedge funds fail to improve gender balance in almost two years: hedge fund news, week 09 [more]
23 Feb. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds less volatile than S&P 500 while posting comparable gains over the long term: hedge fund news, week 08 [more]
16 Feb. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: How to determine the yearly income of hedge fund moguls: hedge fund news, week 07 [more]
10 Feb. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds gained 2.9% in January: hedge fund news, week 06 [more]
03 Feb. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: Insider says Bridgewater's success a result of unique and intense culture: hedge fund news, week 05 [more]
26 Jan. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund investors redeem like it's 2009: hedge fund news, week 04 [more]
20 Jan. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: Investors pulled $51.6bn from hedge funds in 2018: hedge fund news, week 03 [more]
12 Jan. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: In a contrarian move, contrarian hedge fund manager Jeff Vinik re-opens fund: hedge fund news, week 02 [more]
05 Jan. 2019 Opalesque Roundup: Significant upside opportunities for hedge funds in Asia: hedge fund news, week 01 [more]
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  1. New Launches: Hedge fund Cheyne raises $1.12bn for stressed loan fund, Private equity groups prepare to unleash mega funds, TCV, Warburg veterans launch new growth equity firm Farview, Carlyle closes European real estate fund at $604m, Consumer brand-focused H Ventures registering two new funds, Catalys Pacific targets $100m for first VC healthcare fund[more]

    Hedge fund Cheyne raises $1.12bn for stressed loan fund From FT: London-based hedge fund Cheyne Capital has raised €1bn ($1.12bn) for a new fund that will aim to profit from European banks selling down their loan portfolios to meet new accounting and regulatory standards. The

  2. PE/VC: The myth of private equity: Funds struggle to beat the market[more]

    From Guru Focus: Private equity is a glitzy industry, but does it actually beat the market? The data suggests it does not. In an October 2018 episode of "Talks at Google," former fund manager and academic Jeffrey Hooke explained why the sheen has come off of private equity in the last decade. A

  3. News Briefs: Fixing the Sharpe ratio: A machine learning approach, Sotheby's snapped up by French tycoon Drahi for $3.7bn, SALT announces its signature global thought leadership conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE[more]

    Fixing the Sharpe ratio: A machine learning approach From All About Alpha: The Sharpe ratio has long served as a simple but important item in the due diligence tool kit. Formulated by William F. Sharpe in 1966 and first called the "reward to variability" ratio, the number arises from a

  4. New Launches: Private-equity firms are raising bigger and bigger funds. They often don't deliver, Adams Street Partners closes sixth global secondary fund at $1.05bn, Cathay Capital's venture affiliate seeks $560m for latest fund, Kempen raises $134m in second closing for latest fund, Amethis hard-closes Pan-African fund after surpassing $336m target, Access Capital hits $461m first close for European FoF[more]

    Private-equity firms are raising bigger and bigger funds. They often don't deliver. Blackstone Group is in the final stretch of raising what would be the largest private-equity fund ever. Big funds, however, don't necessarily translate into big returns. The private-equity gia

  5. Investing: Paul Tudor Jones likely made a killing off a timely call last week to buy gold and stocks, Equity-market cycle should continue, with spikes in volatility[more]

    Paul Tudor Jones likely made a killing off a timely call last week to buy gold and stocks From Market Watch: Billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones must be rolling in bullion right now. The famed hedge-fund investor made a notable call last week, citing a cocktail of a dovish Federal Res