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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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  1. New Launches: Atlas Holdings closes fourth PE fund at $3.1bn, Zigg Capital nabs $225m to invest in proptech startups, Canvas Ventures raises $350m to help bring intentionality back to early-stage investing, BlackRock and Fidelity launch first green bond ETFs[more]

    Atlas Holdings closes fourth PE fund at $3.1bn From PE Insights: Atlas Holdings has held the first and final close of its fourth private equity investment fund, Atlas Capital Resources IV LP (ACR IV) at its hard cap of $3.1 billion. The latest fundraising, which began in Novembe

  2. SPACs: UK stock market to lure SPACs with rules overhaul, Nuvation Bio flounders after EcoR1 SPAC merger, Singapore Exchange may launch regulatory framework for SPACs by mid-2021, SPAC listings slow to a crawl with bankers buried in paperwork[more]

    UK stock market to lure SPACs with rules overhaul From Yahoo Finance: Britain's financial watchdog has fired the starting gun on plans to overhaul stock market rules in a bid to lure more SPACs to the London market. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on Wednesday said it woul

  3. New Launches: Amundi launches Just Transition for Climate fund, Index Ventures launches $200m seed fund, China's Hosen Capital hits $800m hard cap for third US dollar fundraise, Shackleton launches fifth venture secondaries fund[more]

    Amundi launches Just Transition for Climate fund From Bloomberg: Amundi has launched a European fixed income fund that will support energy transition. The Just Transition for Climate fund is managed by Alban de Fa?, head of fixed income ESG investing, and Dany da Fonseca, credit portfo

  4. SPACs: Investors see $90bn SPAC craze fizzling in the next year, US regulator turns spotlight on rosy SPAC projections, SPACs drive March M&A record, but other infotech players are still buying, Blank-check ETFs keep coming even as SPAC fever cools down[more]

    Investors see $90bn SPAC craze fizzling in the next year From PE News: Investors overseeing almost $13tn in assets say the frenzy around Spac listings will slow over the coming 12 months, predicting a spate of high profile failures will suppress appetite for so-called blank-cheque comp

  5. PE/VC: 'Frustrated' limited partners are questioning PE-sponsored SPACs, European venture reaches all-time high in the first quarter of 2021[more]

    'Frustrated' limited partners are questioning PE-sponsored SPACs From Institutional Investor: It's hard to imagine that private equity firms would have stayed out of the booming business of special-purpose acquisition companies. But private-equity-sponsored SPACs could lead to conflicts