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20 Nov. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Fundmanager.tools awards Octopus the 2022 Editors' Pick recognition: hedge fund news, week 44 [more]

In the week ending November 19th 2021, Fundmanager.tools, the new intelligence division of Opalesque, announced that Octopus, the web based integrated front-to-back investment management Order-, Portfolio

06 Nov. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Discretionary macro hedge funds will outperform in 2022, says JPMorgan: hedge fund news, week 44 [more]

In the week ending 5th November 2021, JPMorgan, in a new publication focused on the alternative investments industry, said that it sees a very specific type of hedge fund manager coming out on top. The report is recommending that investors protect against the threats of inflation and rising interest

30 Oct. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds in the red in September, but outperform major indices: hedge fund news, week 43 [more]

In the week ending October 29th 2021, a report by Eurekahedge revealed that hedge fund managers returned -0.44% in September, outperforming the global equity market as represented

23 Oct. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Total hedge fund capital reaches $3.97tn to end 3Q 2021: hedge fund news, week 42 [more]

In the week ending October 22nd 2021, the HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report revealed that total hedge fund industry capital increased narrowly in the third quar

16 Oct. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds 2021 momentum halts, slides in September: hedge fund news, week 41 [more]

In the week ending October 15th 2021, eVestment released their September 2021 hedge fund performance figures. Aggregate performance for the global hedge fund business dipped in

09 Oct. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds post broad-based gains in September across fixed income, commodity and event-driven strategies: hedge fund news, week 40 [more]

In the week ending October 8th 2021, the data released by HFR said that hedge funds gained in September, navigating a volatile month paced by sharp declines in global equi

02 Oct. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds keep rejuvenating with more launches than liquidations: hedge fund news, week 39 [more]

In the week ending October 1st 2021, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure Report, new hedge fund launches remained steady through mid-2021. Launches in th

25 Sep. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds rake in $18.3bn of new inflows from allocators during July: hedge fund news, week 38 [more]

In the week ending September 24, 2021, a report by BarclayHedge revealed that global hedge fund industry assets have surged to USD4.4 trillion, with hedge funds raking in USD18.3 bil

18 Sep. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: August gains bring YTD hedge fund industry return to +9.53%: hedge fund news, week 37 [more]

In the week ending September 17, 2021, according to the just-released eVestment August hedge fund performance data, the aggregate return for the global hedge fund busines

11 Sep. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds make strong gains in August: hedge fund news, week 36 [more]

In the week ending September 10th, 2021, HFRI reported that hedge funds advanced in August, despite increasing risks associated with instability in Afghanistan and expectations f

04 Sep. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Larger hedge funds produced better returns at 7.69% in Q2 2021: hedge fund news, week 35 [more]

In the week ending September 3rd, 2021, analysing global hedge fund industry performance patterns, trade and treasury volumes and investor flow trends, Citco's Q2 2021 Hedge Fund Report

28 Aug. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Global hedge funds up 7.85%, recording strongest July YTD return since 2009: hedge fund news, week 34 [more]

In the week ending August 27th 2021, Eurekahedge said revealed that hedge fund managers were down 0.27% in July, trailing behind the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI (

21 Aug. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: With $16.8bn June trading profit, total hedge fund industry assets surge to $4.32tn: hedge fund news, week 33 [more]

In the week ending August 20th 2021, Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge said that investors diverted an additional $16.6 billion to hedge funds in June. The month&

14 Aug. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Top 100 hedge fund firms manage hedge fund AuM totalling $1.8bn: hedge fund news, week 32 [more]

In the week ending August 13th 2021, a report by HFM revealed that the top 100 hedge fund firms managed hedge fund AuM totalling $1,825bn on 1 January 2021, up from $1,740bn on 1 J

07 Aug. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Quant hedge fund strategies on the rise: hedge fund news, week 31 [more]

In the week ending August 6th 2021, a study with 100 leading hedge fund managers revealed widespread enthusiasm for quant strategies. 80% of hedge fund managers expect i

31 Jul. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund AUM declines as investors pull out $11bn in June: hedge fund news, week 30 [more]

In the week ending July 30th 2021, eVestment said that investors removed an estimated net $10.99 billion from hedge funds in June, reducing 2021 net inflow to $28.69

24 Jul. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Global hedge fund assets up $360bn to now $3.96tn by June 30: hedge fund news, week 29 [more]

In the week ending July 23rd 2021, a report by HFR said that worldwide aggregate hedge fund assets reached an estimated $3.96 trillion as of June 30, an increase of $360 billion from the start of the year. Ac

17 Jul. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund inflows up to May eclipse outflows seen in 2020 more than two-fold: hedge fund news, week 28 [more]

In the week ending July 16th 2021, eVestment June 2021 hedge fund performance data revealed that the global hedge fund business returned +0.18% in June, bringing year to date (YTD) p

10 Jul. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Confidence in hedge funds is soaring: hedge fund news, week 27 [more]

In the week ending July 9th 2021, a report said that amid double-digit returns and increasing assets under management, hedge fund managers have grown even more optimistic about their business pr

03 Jul. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: New hedge fund launches outweigh liquidations: hedge fund news, week 26 [more]

In the week ending July 2nd 2021, HFR Market Microstructure Report revealed that new hedge fund launches increased in the first quarter of 2021 to the highest leve

26 Jun. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Global hedge fund industry hits a new record AUM: hedge fund news, week 25 [more]

In the week ending June 25th 2021, eVestment's May 2021 Hedge Fund Asset Flows report said that nearly half-way through 2021, the global hedge fund business continues to see strong performance and asset flows, with

19 Jun. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Sub-billion-dollar hedge funds are outperforming $1bn-plus peers in 2021: hedge fund news, week 24 [more]

In the week ending June 18th 2021, hedge funds managing less than $1bn averaged gains of 1.4% in May, extending returns for the year to 8.9%. That puts smaller funds ahead o

12 Jun. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds' overall performance edges up for the eighth consecutive month: hedge fund news, week 23 [more]

In the week ending June 11th 2021, HFRI revealed that hedge funds extended performance gains in May for the eighth consecutive month as investor optimism accelerated

05 Jun. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund assets jump to $4.07tn, a record: hedge fund news, week 22 [more]

In the week ending June 4th 2021, BarclayHedge said that coupled with a $28.5 billion monthly trading profit, total hedge fund industry assets rose to more than $4.07

30 May. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Q1 2021 generated a $150bn increase in global hedge fund AUM: hedge fund news, week 21 [more]

In the week ending May 28th 2021, HFM reported that April gains fortify a strong six months for multi-strategy: The average multi-strategy hedge fund gained 1.3% in April

22 May. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Global hedge funds gain in April driven by surging equity market: hedge fund news, week 20 [more]

In the week ending May 21st, 2021, a report by Eurekahedge said that hedge fund managers were up 2.13% in April, supported by the strong performance of the global equity market wh

15 May. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds power ahead in April 2021: hedge fund news, week 19 [more]

In the week ending May 14th 2021, eVestment published April 2021 hedge fund performance data that revealed hedge fund performance was broadly positive in April, wi

08 May. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Brand Awareness Rankings comes with surprises for hedge fund brands: hedge fund news, week 18 [more]

In the week ending May 7th 2021, a new report continued that AQR Capital Management, Bridgewater Associates, Renaissance Technologies, Lighthouse In

02 May. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Total hedge fund business AUM hits $3.417tn in Q1 2021: hedge fund news, week 17 [more]

n the week ending April 30th 2021, eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report revealed that hedge funds' strong performance so far this year, which has sparked renewed interest in the bu

24 Apr. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund industry capital surges to $3.8tn in 1Q 2021: hedge fund news, week 16 [more]

In the week ending April 23rd 2020, the HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report revealed that driven by the strongest start to the year since 2000 and the continuation of investor allocati

17 Apr. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: How larger funds of hedge funds made a come back in 2020: hedge fund news, week 15 [more]

In the week ending April 16th 2021, new data from Citco revealed that 2020 was a surprisingly good year for fund of hedge funds. Fund of hedge funds delivered an average return for the

10 Apr. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds advanced in March for sixth consecutive month despite equity market volatility: hedge fund news, week 14 [more]

In the week ending April 9th 2021, data released by HFR revealed that hedge funds advanced in March for the sixth consecutive month despite acceleration in realized equity

03 Apr. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Inflows and performance lift hedge fund AUM to over $3.4 trillion: hedge fund news, week 13 [more]

In the week ending April 2nd 2021, eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report said that global hedge funds continued their strong start to 2021 with elevated asset flows

20 Mar. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund industry gains 3.76% YTD in February 2021: hedge fund news, week 11 [more]

In the week ending March 19th 2020, BarclayHedge announced that the hedge fund industry continued its positive run in February, as Barclay Hedge Fund Index returned 2.68% for the month. By comparison, the S&P Total Return Index

06 Mar. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds AUM, up $300bn in Q4 2020, reaches all time high: hedge fund news, week 10 [more]

In the week ending March 05th, 2021, data provider Preqin said that hedge funds assets under management (AUM) grew to just shy of $4tn in Q4 2020, mainly driven by performance. AUM rose $299bn from

27 Feb. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Demand for macro and managed futures pushes hedge fund to $3.345tn in January: hedge fund news, week 09 [more]

In the week ending February 26th 2020, eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report revealed that overall AUM for the hedge fund business in January stood at $3.345 trillion. Hedge funds attracted US

20 Feb. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: 59% of hedge funds report positive results for January: hedge fund news, week 08 [more]

In the week ending February 19th 2021, eVestment released January 2021 hedge fund performance data which showed that hedge funds started 2021 on a high note with aver

13 Feb. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds gain during turbulent January: hedge fund news, week 07 [more]

In the week ending February 12th 2021, HFR reported that hedge funds advanced in January to begin 2021, actively trading through a turbulent month dominated by a volatile

08 Feb. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds post annual return of +16.63% in 2020, the highest since 2009: hedge fund news, week 06 [more]

In the week ending February 5th 2020, Preqin said that returns across hedge fund asset class were +16.63%, ahead of the S&P 500 PR Index (16.26%), resulting in the asset class' highest annual return sin

30 Jan. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Investors redeemed $161bn from hedge funds over the past two years: hedge fund news, week 05 [more]

In the week ending January 29th 2021, a report by eVestment said that investors pulling $58.76 billion from hedge funds around the world in 2020 may not be cause for celebration, but those outflows are

23 Jan. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund assets hit record $3.6tn after delivering best performance in more than a decade: hedge fund news, week 04 [more]

In the week ending January 22nd 2021, HFR reported that hedge fund industry capital surged to conclude a volatile 2020 as strong performance gains drove hedge fund assets globa

16 Jan. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: More hedge funds report market beating returns in 2020: hedge fund news, week 03 [more]

Opalesque Roundup: More hedge funds report market beating returns in 2020: hedge fund news, week 03 In the week ending January 15th 2021, a lot happened at Renaissance Technologies as its famed Medallion fund, available only to current and former partners, had one of its best years ever, surgi

09 Jan. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds shine with strong performance: hedge fund news, week 02 [more]

In the week ending January 8th 2021, in performance news, Emerging manager Breacher Capital Management ended 2020 on a high note - according to performance information for i

03 Jan. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: New market dynamics foster hedge fund renaissance with more funds launching: hedge fund news, week 01 [more]

In the week ending January 01st 2021, the HFR Market Microstructure Report revealed that new hedge fund launches increased to the highest level in five quarters in 3Q 2

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