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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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  1. New Launches: GP Bullhound raises $141m for its fifth tech fund, LBC Credit Partners V aims to raise $1bn, B Capital shores up $820m in second fund, BayernKapital closes second Bavarian Growth Fund, PGIM Investments launches global corporate ESG bond fund, MSIM launches Paris Agreement-aligned global balanced sustainable fund, Unigestion announces closes for Secondary V and Direct II, Waterton plans $1.25bn fundraise for latest US apartment fund[more]

    GP Bullhound raises $141m for its fifth tech fund From PE News: Technology-focused investment firm GP Bullhound has held the first close of its latest fund with €125m ($141m) of capital commitments. GP Bullhound Fund V is a pan-European venture capital fund targeting primarily l

  2. SWF: UK's Future Fund expansion 'fails to hit the mark', claim business leaders[more]

    From Telegraph: Britain's start-up rescue fund, which has been extended to include UK startups that have moved the headquarters overseas, still "fails to hit the mark" for many early-stage companies, business leaders have warned. The Future Fund, launched in May, provides Government funding of

  3. PE/VC: Disruption from COVID-19 hits ASEAN private equity hard, VCs see much to like in Democrats' $1.5tn Moving Forward Act, US PE firms play the long game as deal-making comes back into focus[more]

    Disruption from COVID-19 hits ASEAN private equity hard Opalesque Industry Update - After a strong 2019, the ASEAN private equity industry has been shaken by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, reports Preqin. As of September 2019, ASEAN-focused private equity and venture capital asset

  4. Coronavirus crisis: PE industry mulls more realism and longer holding periods[more]

    Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: More realism, longer holding periods and an advantage for investors with a long-term focus - these are the main changes that investment managers in the German private equity market expect as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The PE transaction activity is not exp

  5. Multi-strategy hedge funds post double-digit gains, Tiger Global, Coatue score double-digit fund gains in 2020, Lone Pine soars after losses earlier this year, Can Pershing Square's standout year continue?[more]

    Multi-strategy hedge funds post double-digit gains From FT: Large multi-strategy hedge funds have posted double-digit gains for the first half of the year, reversing losses from March, as markets defied the economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Citadel Advisors