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finalternatives.com November 29, 2016

Lyxor: Hedge Fund Index Up As New Market Regime Takes Shape Post-Election | FINalternatives

Hedge funds enjoyed broad-based returns last week as equity, bond and currency assets remained largely in their respective lanes as financial markets continue adapting to Donald Trump’s election win, according to the latest edition of Lxyor Asset Management’s Weekly Brief. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gained 0.7% for the week through November 22, with all sub-strategies except one ending the period on a positive note. Event Driven led the pack, gaining 0.9% and supported by positive returns in both Merger Arbitrage and Special Situations segments, while Global Macro and L/S Equity gained ground, up 0.8% and 0.7% respectively. Fixed Income...
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hedgeweek.com June 24, 2016

IQ Merger Arbitrage Index Leads Four Of Six IndexIQ IQ Hedge Indices Higher In May

IndexIQ has announced the performance of its family of six IQ Hedge Indexes with four positive, led by a 1.31 percent return for the IQ Merger Arbitrage Index.  read more
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bloomberg.com April 28, 2016

Hedge Fund Investors Have Fallen in Love With Merger Arb (Again)

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world....
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finance.yahoo.com April 13, 2016

It Was A Brutal Week For Some Of The World's Biggest Hedge Funds

When the announcement of new rules to crack down on tax “inversion” deals put question marks around the now-terminated $160 billion Pfizer ( PFE ) takeover, Allergan shares plunged 15% from $277 to $...
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bloomberg.com March 05, 2016

Hedge Funds Winning In M&A Arbitrage As Banks Cut Prop Desks

Hedge funds betting on the success or failure of mergers and acquisitions are taking advantage of a record volume of deals and a lack of competition from banks to score the best returns among peers looking to profit from corporate actions. Banks have shrunk or shuttered trading desks under pressure from regulators to take fewer risks, and some event-driven funds have closed. That helped merger-arbitrage money pools return 3.4 percent in...
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hedgeweek.com February 28, 2016

Barclay Hedge Fund Index Down 2.83 Per Cent In January As Hedge Funds Suffer Worst Start In Eight Years

Hedge funds lost 2.83 per cent in January according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge – the worst start to a new year in eight years since the Index dropped 3.26 per cent in January 2008. read more
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hedgefundinsight.org February 18, 2016

Ford Pension Plans Cut Equity And Event For Macro And Multi-Strat

By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight   The investment strategy allocation of portfolios of hedge funds is a function of the target return and drawdown tolerance of the end investor over a multi-year period. The pension plans of the Ford Motor Company are part way through a five-year de-risking process – the U.S. […]
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finalternatives.com February 14, 2016

Och-Ziff Posts First-Ever Quarterly Loss; Stock Price Plummets

Hedge fund manager Och-Ziff Capital Management reported its first-ever quarterly loss on Thursday as asset outflows put severe pressure on fee and incentive income, pushing its share price to a record low. Total revenue fell by 50% to $342.8 million as incentive income collapsed 84% to $69.2 million and management fees fell 11% to $148.6 million. Assets under management fell 4.2% in the quarter from a year earlier and totaled roughly $43.7 billion as of Feb. 1.  The New York-based company lost $36.1 million, or 7 cents a share, in the fourth-quarter, compared with profit of $255.4 million, or 50...
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hedgeweek.com February 14, 2016

Hedge Funds Demonstrate Remarkable Resilience In Turmoil

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down 0.9 per cent in January, despite positive performance from  five out of the 11 Lyxor Indices, according to Lyxor’s latest Alternative Investment Industry Barometer. The Lyxor CTA Long Term Index (+2.2 per cent), the Lyxor Global Macro Index (+0.7 per cent), and the Lyxor Fixed Income Arbitrage Index (+0.7 per cent) were the month’s best performers.
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valuewalk.com February 14, 2016

Illiquid Assets Are All The Rage For Hedge Funds

And this week, Bloomberg has reported that at least one hedge fund has started up with the intention of buying Illiquid Asset stakes in hedge funds that have suspended redemptions, according to people with knowledge of the plans. Andrew Lawrence, chief executive officer of Rosebrook Capital Partners, is behind the plan to start a fund buying illiquid stakes in other hedge funds. According to Bloomberg, Andrew Lawrence is seeking to raise $250 million to $500 million for his new fund. The logic behind the new fund is simple, Lawrence is looking to buy interests from existing investors in funds that have limited redemptions....
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