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26 Sep. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Asia hedge funds hiring up disrupted markets: hedge fund news, week 39 [more]

In the week ending September 25th 2020, a survey said that hedge funds in Asia have continued to increase their headcount and still have an appetite to hire more talent despite the econom

19 Sep. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds sit comfortably in the green: hedge fund news, week 38 [more]

In the week ending September 18th 2020, Eurekahedge reported that global hedge funds recorded their best five-month performance of 12.85% in August after they suffered from their wor

12 Sep. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: How hedge funds survive and thrive in COVID-19 pandemic: hedge fund news, week 37 [more]

In the week ending September 11th 2020, a new research from KPMG and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) revealed that the COVID-19 experience has proven

05 Sep. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds' AUM rises to $3.58tn in Q2 2020: hedge fund news, week 36 [more]

In the week ending September 4th 2020, hedge fund assets under management (AUM) have risen in the second quarter of 2020, said Preqin. In a Q1 2020 rocked by poor performance and signifi

29 Aug. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Investors return to hedge funds as emerging markets and Asian funds post strong Q2 returns: hedge fund news, week 35 [more]

In the week ending August 28th 2020, HFR said that emerging Markets and Asian hedge funds surged in 2Q 2020, recovering from steep losses experienced in late 1Q, with m

22 Aug. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds post healthy gains, register inflows: hedge fund news, week 34 [more]

In the week ending August 21st 2020 it was revealed that hedge funds reversed course in June from the pandemic-driven redemption trend of prior months, posting $15.1 billion in inflows.

15 Aug. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: July marks one of the best performances on record for hedge funds and CTAs: hedge fund news, week 33 [more]

In the week ending August 14th 2020, a report by HFR pointed out that hedge funds surged in July to begin H2 2020, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index (FWC) posting the 2nd highest month

08 Aug. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Some big name hedge funds shine with substantial gains for the year: hedge fund news, week 32 [more]

In the week ending August 7th 2020, Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Holdings reported that its portfolio made money in July, boosting his monthly performance to 4.6 percent. Pershing Square Holdings is now up 34.8 percent for the year, according to a document released to investors in the UK and Amster

01 Aug. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund launches fall again with just 59 funds in Q2 2020: hedge fund news, week 31 [more]

In the week ending July 31st 2020, a report by Preqin said that only 59 new hedge funds were launched in the second quarter, down from 182 in the first quarter of the year and 228 in the second q

25 Jul. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund redemptions decelerate as survey indicates come back of investors: hedge fund news, week 30 [more]

In the week ending July 24th 2020, a report by BarclayHedge revealed that hedge fund redemptions continued to decline from their COVID-19 pandemic-fueled peak of $85.6 billion in March. Ne

18 Jul. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: US dominates both investors and managers involved with hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 29 [more]

In the week ending July 17th 2020, reports said the United States accounts for three-quarters of Assets Under Management (AUM) across the globe in the hedge fund industry, said a study. Despite hedge fund

11 Jul. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds gain in June, conclude a volatile H1: hedge fund news, week 28 [more]

In the week ending July 10th 2020, Hedge Fund Research Inc said that hedge funds advanced in June for the third consecutive month, concluding a volatile 1H20 defined by a steep 1Q global

04 Jul. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: New hedge fund launches continue to fall as corona crisis kicks in: hedge fund news, week 27 [more]

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 l

27 Jun. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund industry AUM sits near $3.05tn in May: hedge fund news, week 26 [more]

In the week ending June 26th 2020, a report by eVestment said that investor flows were near flat in May, with net inflows of an estimated $1.71 billion into hedg

20 Jun. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: One-fourth of hedge funds post big performance gains (averaging 20% YTD) : hedge fund news, week 25 [more]

In the week ending June 19th 2020, eVestment hedge fund performance data revealed that roughly one-fourth of funds are in the green for the year, with those funds putting up strong a

13 Jun. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Most hedge funds still down YTD: hedge fund news, week 24 [more]

In the week ending June 12th 2020, Eurekahedge said that hedge fund managers were up 2.16% in May, reducing their year-to-date loss to 2.53%. Market optimism towards the resumption of economic act

06 Jun. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Passive equity strategies see the largest combined inflow quarter for the last 15 years: hedge fund news, week [more]

In the week ending June 5th 2020, a report by eVestment said that institutional investors allocated +$49.4 bn to passive U.S. equity and +$61.2 bn to passive non

30 May. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund AUM falls to $3.31tn as investors redeem $31bn in Q1: hedge fund news, week 22 [more]

In the week ending May 29th 2020, Preqin, a provider of data on investments in alternative assets, said that hedge fund industry's assets under management (AUM) have declined by 9.4% from Q4-2019, to

23 May. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds' total assets dropped more than $300bn in a single month: hedge fund news, week 21 [more]

In the week ending May 22nd 2020, BarclayHedge said that there were more than $85 billion in redemptions in a disastrous March, when hedge funds also suffered trading losses of $229.

16 May. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: CTAs and trend-following hedge fund strategies maintain their momentum, hedge fund news, week 20 [more]

In the week ending May 15th 2020, CTAs and trend-following hedge fund strategies maintained their recent impressive momentum, profiting from continued trends acros

09 May. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds post strongest monthly gain in more than a decade: hedge fund news, week 19 [more]

In the week ending May 8th 2020, HFR reported that hedge funds jumped about 4% in April, the strongest monthly gain in more than a decade. For the year, the industry is still do

02 May. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: 80% of hedge funds outperformed global equity market in March: hedge fund news, week 18 [more]

In the week ending May 1st 2020, Preqin said that the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark generated a loss of 10.38% in Q1 2020, all but erasing the annual gain of 10.97% made in

25 Apr. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Market losses and $8bn net redemptions in Q1 push hedge fund assets down $366bn: hedge fund news, week 17 [more]

In the week ending April 24th 2020, two reports revealed that global hedge fund assets dropped below $3 trillion for the first time since April 2014, hit by client withdrawals and investment losses amid the March market rout. HFR said that total global hedge fund capital fell below $3.0 trilli

18 Apr. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds's March loss second largest on record: hedge fund news, week 16 [more]

In the week ending April 17th 2020, Backstop BarclayHedge said the hedge funds posted 8.03% loss for March as the hedge fund industry tracked the fates of other markets and broader economies roiled by the novel coronavirus pandemic in the month. However, the hedge fund industry

11 Apr. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund performance in March mirrors 2008 crisis: hedge fund news, week 15 [more]

In the week ending April 10th 2020, Eurekahedge reported that hedge fund managers were down 4.40% in March, outperforming the MSCI AC World Index IMI (Local) by 9.59% during

04 Apr. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Multi-strategy hedge funds seize their moment in Q1: hedge fund news, week 14 [more]

In the week ending April 3rd 2020, multi-strategy hedge funds - those that bet on a broad array of markets using teams of traders, leverage and centralized risk management - have flourished as stocks ended their worst three months since the 2008 financial crisis, said a Reuters report. Long vol

28 Mar. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds enjoy $15bn inflows of investor capital in February: hedge fund news, week 13 [more]

In the week ending March 27th 2020, the eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report said that investors were bullish on hedge funds in February, allocating another $14.78 bi

21 Mar. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds down about 2% in February: hedge fund news, week 12 [more]

In the week ending March 20th 2020, a report by Preqin revealed that the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Funds benchmark suffered significant losses (-2.21%) in February, compared

14 Mar. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds record strongest relative outperformance February since 2009: hedge fund news, week 11 [more]

In the week ending March 13th 2020, Eurekahedge said that hedge funds had the strongest outperformance compared with broad financial markets since 2009 last month as the coronavirus outbreak began to infect markets. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 1.63% in February, outperforming the

07 Mar. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds navigate coronavirus storm: hedge fund news, week 10 [more]

In the week ending March 6th 2020, a report from HFR said that Hedge funds investing in Emerging Markets and developed Asian regions began 2020 with a surge in realized asset volatility

29 Feb. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund AUM hits all-time high, helped by $10.38 bn inflows: hedge fund news, week 09 [more]

In the week ending February 28th 2020, hedge fund industry assets under management (AUM) reached an all-time high at the end of 2019, with performance gains helping to offset negative ca

22 Feb. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Investors pulled $109.6bn or 3.8% of assets from hedge funds last year: hedge fund news, week 08 [more]

In the week ending February 21st 2020, the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator revealed that hedge fund clients continued to pull out their money in December, marking the second-straight month of outflows and the worst full-year outflows since 2009. Globally, outflows

17 Feb. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Meet the 5 hedge fund managers who took home more than $1n last year: hedge fund news, week 07 [more]

In the week ending February 14th 2020, Bloomberg reported that the top 15 hedge fund managers collectively earned $12 billion in 2019, with the top five taking in more than $1 billion each: Chris Hohn, Jim Simons, Ken Griffin, Steve Cohen and Chase Coleman. However, after a four-month winning run

08 Feb. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Global alternative AUM on track to hit $14tn by 2023: hedge fund news, week 06 [more]

In the week ending February 07th 2020, a new report showed that global alternative assets under management topped $10 trillion as of June 30 and are on track to exceed $1

01 Feb. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: UBS says hedge funds reputation intact despite $98bn pulled by investors: hedge fund news, week 05 [more]

In the week ending January 31th 2020, UBS analysts have argued that this does not indicate waning popularity, despite investors withdrew a net $98 billion from hedge funds in 2019, the largest outflows in three years. "Don't write off hedge funds just yet," - that's the message from UBS

25 Jan. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Investors redeem more from active long only than hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 04 [more]

The global hedge fund industry saw outflows of -$97.93 billion in 2019, according to the just-released December/Year-End 2019 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows report. Despite these redemptions,

18 Jan. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Preqin hedge fund benchmark up 11.58% in 2019, highest return since 2013: hedge fund news, week 03 [more]

In the week ending January 17th 2020, the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned +2.00% in December, bringing the 2019 return to +11.58%. Funds of hedge funds gained 1.32% in December, generating a 2019 return of +8.34%, the highest annual return since 2013 (+8.82%). The Eurekahedge Hed

11 Jan. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund returns the strongest for ten years but widely dispersed: hedge fund news, week 02 [more]

In the week ending January 11th 2020, a report by eVestment said that the global hedge fund industry returned +1.75% in December, bringing aggregate 2019 full-year returns to +

04 Jan. 2020. Opalesque Roundup: More than 4,000 hedge funds have been liquidated in the past five years: hedge fund news, week 01 [more]

In the week ending January 3rd 2020, a study said that the hedge funds industry is now on track to record more closures than launches for a fifth straight year, a blow to a market that once minted millionaires at a heady pace. More than 4,000 funds have been liquidated in the past five years, accord

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