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15 May. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds power ahead in April 2021: hedge fund news, week 19 [more]

In the week ending May 14th 2021, eVestment published April 2021 hedge fund performance data that revealed hedge fund performance was broadly positive in April, wi

08 May. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Brand Awareness Rankings comes with surprises for hedge fund brands: hedge fund news, week 18 [more]

In the week ending May 7th 2021, a new report continued that AQR Capital Management, Bridgewater Associates, Renaissance Technologies, Lighthouse In

02 May. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Total hedge fund business AUM hits $3.417tn in Q1 2021: hedge fund news, week 17 [more]

n the week ending April 30th 2021, eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report revealed that hedge funds' strong performance so far this year, which has sparked renewed interest in the bu

24 Apr. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund industry capital surges to $3.8tn in 1Q 2021: hedge fund news, week 16 [more]

In the week ending April 23rd 2020, the HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report revealed that driven by the strongest start to the year since 2000 and the continuation of investor allocati

17 Apr. 2021. Opalesque Roundup: How larger funds of hedge funds made a come back in 2020: hedge fund news, week 15 [more]

In the week ending April 16th 2021, new data from Citco revealed that 2020 was a surprisingly good year for fund of hedge funds. Fund of hedge funds delivered an average return for the

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. U.S.: Hedge funds facing Biden tax threat grab toehold in Puerto Rico[more]

    From Bloomberg: With Democrats pushing for higher taxes on the richest Americans to fund President Joe Biden's infrastructure and climate initiatives, hedge fund managers are taking refuge in Puerto Rico. ExodusPoint Capital Management and Millennium Management have established subsidiaries on t

  2. SPACs: SoftBank-backed Better to go public in $7.7bn SPAC deal, Turmoil in the SPAC market, SPACs that raise a lot of money will struggle to find startups, Biotech firm Ginkgo to merge with Harry Sloan-led SPAC in $17.5 billion deal[more]

    SoftBank-backed Better to go public in $7.7bn SPAC deal From PE Insights: SoftBank Group Corp-backed Better HoldCo said on Tuesday it will go public through a merger with a blank-check firm sponsored by investment firm Novator Capital, valuing the mortgage startup at $7.7bn. As p

  3. Hedge fund Tiger Global beats out Silicon Valley VCs, invests in 110 startups so far[more]

    From Business Insider: Tiger Global, a $65 billion hedge fund, is squeezing out venture capital firms to invest in startups. The company has taken part in 110 startup financings so far in 2021, according to PitchBook. Venture capitalists say its speed and sky-high valuations lead to its success

  4. SPACs: Why the 'SPAC Mafia' hedge funds aren't worried about SEC regulation, Bill Ackman's cagey SPAC update sends shares soaring as investors dream up a mega-deal, Arqit raising $400m with a SPAC to launch quantum encryption satellites in 2023[more]

    Why the 'SPAC Mafia' hedge funds aren't worried about SEC regulation From Business Insider: After a yearlong bout of SPAC mania, the red-hot market for blank-check companies is cooling down as regulators direct their attention to it. March was a record-breaking month for special-purpose

  5. Private strategies pay off for Tiger Global, other hedge fund titans[more]

    From Institutional Investor: Hedge funds' strategies to invest in private markets have been driving returns at a number of firms this year. Third Point, Greenlight, Tiger Global, and Maverick received big boosts in the first quarter from their private investing strategies. That shouldn't be a