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1. Paris-based alternative manager Phileas Asset Management is entering Spain some months after landing in Switzerland and Germany at the end of last year. The Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) has authorised the French manager to distribute its L/S market neutral fund in Spain. Phileas Long/Short Europe is a European Ucits-compliant mutual fund, investing in European equities via a long/short market neutral strategy. The Fund's investment objective is to generate absolute performance with low volatility.

2. Izzy Englander's Millennium Management has raised $3.7 billion for a new five-year share class of the firm's flagship hedge fund, according to people with knowledge of the fund raise. The multistrategy firm's new five-year share class will only permit investors to redeem 5 percent of their capital each quarter.

3. Bruce Shi, an entrepreneur who founded Thrones Capital, has launched the AI trading hedge fund to help stock market investors achieve their financial goals, amidst the conventional hedge fund dilemma and capital winter. Thrones Capital has been offering a wide array of artificial intelligence algorithms that help investors to gain profit. The company applies AI algorithms to trade S&P 500 index futures and options by learning the S&P 500 market volatility.

4. Man Numeric, Man Group's fundamentallydriven, quantitative investment business, has launched Man Numeric China A Equity, a new Ucits fund. The fund will apply Man Numeric's established systematic investment process to Chinese equities, seeking to identify attractive Chinese A-Shares for investment.

5. Nordea Asset Management has added a new fund focused on gender issues to its sustainable fund range. The Nordea Global Gender Diversity Fund will capitalise on research that demonstrates better equity market returns demonstrated by companies at the forefront of gender diversity. The fund, which will be managed by Julie Bech and Aud......................

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