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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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  1. Investing: Ray Dalio's Bridgewater scales down European short bets after $3.2bn windfall, Here's what top hedge funds are buying in the coronavirus stock market crash[more]

    Ray Dalio's Bridgewater scales down European short bets after $3.2bn windfall From Financial News: Bridgewater Associates, the world's biggest hedge fund, has retreated from shorting European stocks after making an estimated €2.9bn ($3.2bn), as its founder and co-chairman Ray Dalio c

  2. Bill Ackman writes letter to shareholders on coronavirus[more]

    Pershing Square Holdings (PSH)'s Bill Ackman wrote a letter to investors outlining his insight on the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. He revealed that PSH completed the process of exiting the hedges on 23 March, netting a gross $2.1bn for PSH, after turning 'increasingly positive on equit

  3. New Launches: LGPS Central sets up investment grade bond fund, Leeds Equity Advisors aims to raise $1bn for PE fund, RLI Investors to launch European last-mile logistics fund, DBL Partners IV targets $450m[more]

    LGPS Central sets up investment grade bond fund From IPE: LGPS Central, the asset pooling vehicle for eight local government pension schemes (LGPS) based in England's Midlands, has launched a global investment grade corporate bond fund in order to meet its partner funds' needs. The po

  4. Investing: Marathon sees cheap assets amid dislocation in credit, Deerfield's health care buying spree, It's time to buy shares again, says BlackRock, Credit Suisse, Fed is buying credit ETFs but one hedge fund is shorting them[more]

    Marathon sees cheap assets amid dislocation in credit From Bloomberg: Distressed-investment specialist Marathon Asset Management is buying beaten-up debt amid the greatest dislocation in credit markets since 2008, according to Bruce Richards, co-founder and chief investment officer of the

  5. People: Carlyle picks 2 deputy heads for Japan buyout advisory team, Ex-Kleinwort Hambros adviser takes senior role at multi-family office boutique[more]

    Carlyle picks 2 deputy heads for Japan buyout advisory team From PIonline.com: Takaomi Tomioka and Hiroyuki Otsuka were named deputy heads of the Japan buyout advisory team at Carlyle Group. The positions are new, confirmed a spokeswoman for the New York-based private markets investment g