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New Managers January 2019

BULLETIN: A&P Emerging Manager Index up +0.25 in November, BitBull Capital, Richmond Global Compass

 

A&P Emerging Manager Index up +0.25 in November Emerging managers rebounded slightly in November - the index was up +0.25 but that's not enough to turn the group positive for the year. The index is still down -4.48% YTD through November.

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/

BitBull Capital Opportunistic Fund, up 29% in 2018 BitBull Capital announced today its direct investment vehicle, the BitBull Opportunistic Fund. It has returned +29% since its inception in November, versus Bitcoin at -41%. BitBull has a unique vantage point as a crypto fund of funds, it's an investor in 10 crypto hedge funds, and has done diligence on hundreds. BitBull is now leveraging its knowledgeof crypto fund operational security, active management strategies, and deals. "Our opportunistic deal memos--which summarize the best deals we are seeing in the blockchain space--became part of the basis for this fund," said its CEO, Joe DiPasquale. In addition to leveraging deal flow, BitBull's Opportunistic Fund uses its diligence of alpha generating strategies. "In such a nascent marketplace, there are different opportunities for alpha all the time. Our fund is nimble; we focus on various ways......................

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