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17 Jun. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: Investors keep adding to hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 24 [more]
09 Jun. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: $1.85 trillion Japan behemoth to launch $1.5bn internal hedge fund: hedge fund news, week 23 [more]
03 Jun. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds the investment of choice of institutions for rocky markets: hedge fund news, week 22 [more]
26 May. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: Women-run hedge funds outperform significantly over 1, 3, 5 and 10 years: hedge fund news, week 21 [more]
19 May. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: Institutional investors are no longer on the sidelines about crypto: hedge fund news, week 20 [more]
12 May. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: Some cryptocurrency hedge funds stand out having adopted 'alternative' trading strategies: hedge fund news, week 19 [more]
05 May. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: Big reshuffle on the top end of UK hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 18 [more]
28 Apr. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: 100 cryptocurrency hedge fund launches expected in 2018: hedge fund news, week 17 [more]
22 Apr. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund assets climb for 7 straight quarters as investors reduce equity beta: hedge fund news, week 16 [more]
14 Apr. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund investors doubt artificial intelligence can be relied on for fundamental investing : hedge fund news, week 15. [more]
07 Apr. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: 83% of endowments and 66% of foundations now invest in hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 14 [more]
01 Apr. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: High demand for hedge fund products seen to continue throughout 2018: hedge fund news, week 13 [more]
24 Mar. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: A.W. Jones, hedge fund pioneer since 1949, launches alternative investment boutique: hedge fund news, week 12 [more]
17 Mar. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds expected to make a dramatic comeback this year: hedge fund news, week 11 [more]
10 Mar. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: Number of crypto hedge funds seen to further rise: hedge fund news, week 10 [more]
03 Mar. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: Some big name hedge funds report profits in 2018 after losing out in 2017: hedge fund news, week 08 [more]
24 Feb. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: More hedge funds come forth that profited from volatility: hedge fund news, week 08 [more]
17 Feb. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: Investors regain confidence in hedge funds, allocating again: hedge fund news, week 07 [more]
10 Feb. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: The VIX spiked 118% as market extended its losses to a new record: hedge fund news, week 06 [more]
04 Feb. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: More crypto hedge funds launch despite Bitcoin slump: hedge fund news, week 05 [more]
27 Jan. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: In 2017 investors put most money into sub $1bn hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 04 [more]
21 Jan. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds' asset base grew by $219.0bn in 2017, the highest since 2014 : hedge fund news, week 03 [more]
13 Jan. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds up in 21 of the trailing 22 months: hedge fund news, week 02 [more]
06 Jan. 2018 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds start new year with wave of new fund launches: hedge fund news, week 01 [more]
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  1. Paper: The performance of stocks actively pitched by hedge funds[more]

    Using a novel dataset drawn from investment conferences from 2008 to 2013, I show that hedge funds take advantage of the publicity of these conferences to strategically release their book information to drive market demand. Specifically, hedge funds sell pitched stocks after the conferences to ta

  2. North America - US fundraising for special purpose acquisition vehicles hits record this year[more]

    From AFR.com: Special purpose acquisition vehicles (spacs) are hitting the US market at the fastest rate on record, attracting the likes of Goldman Sachs and hedge fund investor Daniel Loeb for the two largest such deals in 2018. Spacs have raised $US4.5bn so far in 2018, the largest amount fo

  3. Investing - Man Group and AQR try to take aim at private equity industry, Hedge funds poised to be winners in AT&T-Time Warner deal[more]

    Man Group and AQR try to take aim at private equity industry From FT.com: The popularity of private equity investments has prompted asset managers such as Man Group and AQR to devise strategies that aim to replicate PE returns but at a much lower cost to investors. Both companies a

  4. News Briefs: David Stemerman's hedge fund holdings shrank before his run for governor, nvestment manager TSW triggers succession plan, Alan Howard joins Peter Thiel investing in Cologne-based fintech startup[more]

    David Stemerman's hedge fund holdings shrank before his run for governor But the U.S. holdings of Stemerman's Greenwich hedge fund, Conatus Capital, shrank from $2.6 billion at the apex to just over $1 billion before he announced his move into politics. (Hartford Courant) Inv

  5. British Empire: Pershing's 23% discount 'unsustainable'[more]

    From Citywire: The wide discount on Pershing Square Holdings (PSH) is 'unsustainable' and puts star hedge fund manager Bill Ackman under pressure, says British Empire (BTEM). Pershing is the third largest holding in the £850 million British Empire trust, managed by Joe Bauernfreund, which sp