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Opalesque Roundup: New hedge fund launches continue to fall as corona crisis kicks in: hedge fund news, week 27

In the week ending July 3rd 2020, HFR said that new hedge fund launches declined to a near-record low in 1Q20, as the beginning of the global coronavirus pandemic and ensuing lockdowns drove intense volatility across asset classes, steep equity market declines, and near-record lows in investor risk tolerance. New hedge fund launches totaled an estimated 84 in 1Q20, the lowest quarterly estimate since the Financial Crisis in 4Q08

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