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BULLETIN: A&P Emerging Manager Index down -0.72% in August, Hedge fund launches outpace liquidations now four quarters in a row, Olymp Capital launches European blockchain and crypto hedge fund

 

A&P Emerging Manager Index down -0.72% in August

Emerging managers face another down month as hedge funds struggle to capture market trends.

Advisors & Partners LLP launched the A&P Emerging Manager Index (APEM Index©) on the 1st December 2015 and the A&P Emerging Manager UCITS Index ("A&P EMU Index©") on the 1st January 2017. Both the APEM index© and the A&P EMU Index© are designed to offer investors, who have a particular interest in early stage hedge fund investing, an effective research and benchmarking tool and to provide better visibility to asset managers who have launched new regulated offshore and onshore hedge fund investment products.

Details of the A&P Emerging Manager Index & the A&P Emerging Manager UCITS Index can be found on our website: https://www.advisorsandpartners. co.uk/knowledge/advisors-partners-indices/

Hedge fund launches outpace liquidations now four quarters in a row

Although the total number of hedge fund launches was the lowest since the fourth quarter of 2008, the launches exceeded hedge fund liquidations.

According to a Hedge Fund Research report, a total 125 funds liquidated during the three months through June, down 44% from the same period last year.

The data tracker said an estimated 148 funds launched in 2Q18, down from 180 in 2Q17 registering a fall of 17.8%. .

"Both launches and liquidations fell through mid2018. Fund liquidations declined through mid2018 after falling sharply in 2017, with 125 funds liquidating in 2Q18 compared to 222 in the same period last year, the lowest quarterly total since 3Q07," said the latest HFR Market Microstructure Report.

The release quoted Kenneth J. Heinz, President of HFR as saying: "Hedge fund industr......................

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