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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]

In the week ending June 21st 2019, the June 2019 Eurekahedge report said that the global hedge fund industry AUM has grown by $0.5bn as of May 2019 year-to-date. Final Q1 2019 net outflows fi

16 Jun. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Nearly all hedge fund categories outperformed the S&P 500 in May: hedge fund news, week 22 [more]

In the week ending June 14th 2019, a report said that hedge fund returns fell last month after four straight months of positive results to start the year, but managed to outperform the broader U.S. stock market - posting much slimmer losses. Nearly all hedge fund categories outperformed the S&P

08 Jun. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: New Chapter for Barnes & Noble as hedge fund buys the bookstore chain: hedge fund news, week 21 [more]

In the week ending June 07th 2019, Barnes & Noble Inc. is acquired by hedge fund Elliott Management for $638 million and will be taken private. The acquisition follows Elliott's purchase of the British bookstore chain Waterstones in June 2018. Barnes & Noble has faced continued pressure from A

01 Jun. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: China-focused hedge funds propel emerging markets assets to record: hedge fund news, week 20 [more]

In the week ending May 31st 2019, the HFR Asian Hedge Fund Industry Report found that Chinese hedge funds have posted record gains into mid-2019, dominating the risk-on sentiment-fu

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]

In the week ending May 24th 2019, hedge funds are gaining steadily this year but still lagging well behind the broader market. The $3.2 trillion industry is up 7% through April while the S&P 500 popped 17.5%, according Preqin. Strong hedge fund performance was additive to industry

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]

In the week ending May 17th 2019, a report by BarclayHedge said that hedge funds extended their run of positive returns to four straight months in April following a five-month string of aggregate de

11 May. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds up 6.52% YTD, best first four months since 2006: hedge fund news, week 17 [more]

In the week ending May 10th 2019, Hedge funds gained an average of +1.26% in April, the fourth consecutive month of positive returns according to eVestment April 2019 hedge fund performance

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]

In the week ending May 3rd 2019, a research report found that investors were largely unsatisfied with performance in 2018. Half of them thought their investments failed t

27 Apr. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund redemptions accelerate dramatically in March while new launches crater: hedge fund news, week 15 [more]

In the week ending April 26th 2019, eVestment reported that hedge fund redemptions continued despite a strong start to the year, which saw Q1 2019 average hedge fund perfor

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]

In the week ending April 19th 2019, a report from Hedge Fund Research said that hedge funds turned in their strongest first quarter in 13 years. HFR's index of hedge funds saw a 5.7 per

14 Apr. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: More hedge funds with market beating returns in 2018 become known: hedge fund news, week 14 [more]

In the week ending April 12th 2019, Further in performance news, Chase Coleman's firm's long-short fund, Tiger Global Investments, posted a 13.6 percent net gain last year. Renaissance Technologies' various funds returned between 8.5% and 10.3%, giving Renaissance founder Jim Sim

07 Apr. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: The new economics of start-up hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 13 [more]

In the week ending April 5th 2019, the 'Seward & Kissel 2018 New Hedge Fund Study' found that minimum investment amounts required by newly launched funds have sky

30 Mar. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: New hedge fund launches hit an 18-year low in 2018: hedge fund news, week 12 [more]

New hedge fund launches hit an 18-year low during 2018. The fund liquidations declined during 2018, hitting their lowest point since 2007. An estimated 561 h

17 Mar. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds snap back +4.55% after a hard-hearted 2018: hedge fund news, week 10 [more]

In the week ending March 15th 2019, a report revealed that the first two months of 2019 offered up the hedge funds industry's best returns to start a year since 2012, when average ret

09 Mar. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Some of the largest multi manager hedge funds advanced in February: hedge fund news, week 10 [more]

In the week ending March 08th 2019, various reports said many of the hedge fund industry's biggest multi-manager firms advanced in February. Ken Griffin-led Citadel's flagship multi-strategy funds, Izzy Englander's Millennium Management, ExodusPoint Capital Management, Point72 Asset Mana

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]

In the week ending March 1st, 2019, a latest analysis of female representation revealed that the hedge fund and private equity industries' overall gender balance has shown little to no

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]

In the week ending February 22nd 2019, a report said hedge funds have a lower volatility than the S&P 500 PR Index: 5.59% compared to 13.60%. Over the longer term, hedge funds have pos

16 Feb. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: How to determine the yearly income of hedge fund moguls: hedge fund news, week 07 [more]

In the week ending February 15th 2019, Bloomberg's inaugural ranking of hedge fund manager income shows that the top 10 managers reaped approximately $7.7bn last year. The company said

10 Feb. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds gained 2.9% in January: hedge fund news, week 06 [more]

In the week ending February 8th 2019, Bloomberg revealed that six out of seven strategies tracked by the firm have advanced. Hedge funds gained 2.9% in January, the first positive return since July, as the rally in stocks offered managers some relief. Also

03 Feb. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Insider says Bridgewater's success a result of unique and intense culture: hedge fund news, week 05 [more]

In the week ending February 1st 2019, Ray Dalio's Bridgewater fund topped all other hedge funds in 2018 in terms of total net gains, according to data provided by LCH Investments. Bridgewater - which is the world's largest hedge fund firm with $150bn in assets under management - led the annual ra

26 Jan. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund investors redeem like it's 2009: hedge fund news, week 04 [more]

In the week ending September 25th 2019, a research by eVestment showed that the hedge fund industry assets under management plummeted by -$88.7bn. Investors removed -$19.64bn from the

20 Jan. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Investors pulled $51.6bn from hedge funds in 2018: hedge fund news, week 03 [more]

Throughout 2018 the global hedge fund industry saw performance-based losses and net investor outflows totalling $58.9bn and $51.6bn respectively, in contrast to how the industry ass

12 Jan. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: In a contrarian move, contrarian hedge fund manager Jeff Vinik re-opens fund: hedge fund news, week 02 [more]

In the week ending January 11th 2019, investment titan Jeffrey Vinik said he is ready to manage money for outside clients again and plans to relaunch his hedge fund firm Vinik Asset Management after sitting out the last six years. While other hedge-fund titans are quitting, Jeff Vinik is going ba

05 Jan. 2019. Opalesque Roundup: Significant upside opportunities for hedge funds in Asia: hedge fund news, week 01 [more]

In the week ending January 04th 2019 Don Steinbrugge, CEO of Agecroft Partners, posted a list of industry trends highlighting, among other developments, the fact that many Asian markets are d

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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