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Hedge fund launches at highest level since 07, according to HFR

Hedge fund launches reached levels unseen since 2007 with industry Assets under Management (AuM) rising to a new record of $2.13 trillion, according to the Market Microstructure Industry Report, published by data providers Hedge Fund Research.

Posted on: 15 Jun, 2012
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Funds of funds continue to stutter, says S&P Capital IQ

More than 90% of funds of hedge funds would be “ungradable” if their performance had been measured against absolute as opposed to relative return targets, S&P Capital IQ Fund Research, a data provider, has said.

Posted on: 06 Jun, 2012

Interest jumps in CTA and macro managers, according to Citi Prime Finance survey

Investor interest in liquid commodity trading advisors (CTAs) and currency-focused macro hedge funds has accelerated since 2008, according to a survey by Citi Prime Finance.

Posted on: 06 Jun, 2012

M&A at funds of funds likely to decelerate, according to industry source

M&A activity among funds of funds (FoHF) could potentially decelerate, according to an industry source.

Posted on: 01 Jun, 2012

Emerging markets hedge funds enjoy flying start to 2012, says Hedge Fund Research

Emerging market-focused hedge funds had their strongest start to a calendar year since 2006 gaining 7.3% in the first quarter, according to data from the Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research.

Posted on: 30 May, 2012
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Seeding essential going forward as barriers for hedge fund entry rise, says Citi Prime Finance exec

Seeding is to become increasingly instrumental as the barriers to entry for hedge funds become ever higher, the US head of business advisory services at Citi Prime Finance, has said.

Posted on: 17 May, 2012

Numerous hedge funds pursuing ESG strategies are constraining themselves, warns Man GLG

Too many hedge funds attempting to pursue ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) investment strategies are focussing excessively on clean-tech, the portfolio manager of Man GLG’s sustainability strategy has warned.

Posted on: 16 May, 2012
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SALT 2012: Smaller hedge funds feeling the pinch

Smaller hedge fund managers are feeling the pinch as investors increasingly allocate to the bigger players while regulators continue to impose ever more onerous rules on the industry, according to experts.

Posted on: 09 May, 2012

Biggest managers continue to hoover up assets, says PerTrac

Approximately 60% of the total hedge fund industry AuM is controlled by just 322 managers, according to data from PerTrac.

Posted on: 08 May, 2012

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