Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Dec 8 2011 | 1:01pm ET
Although hedge fund launches were down and liquidations up in Q3 compared to the previous quarter, 2011 is still on track to be the best year for new fund launches since 2007.
According to HFR’s latest Market Microstructure Industry Report, there were 265 hedge fund launches in Q3 2011—down by 15 from Q2 2011, but up slightly compared to Q3 2010.
The third quarter saw 213 hedge fund liquidations—20 more than in Q2 2011 and 45 more than in Q3 2010.
Q3 2011 liquidations were the highest quarterly total since Q1 2010, when 240 funds liquidated.
On the other hand, hedge fund launches remain on pace for their highest calendar year total since 2007, which saw the launch of almost 1,200 funds.
HFR also noted that hedge fund dispersion was up 30% in a volatile quarter that saw managers influenced by macro considerations surrounding the European sovereign debt crisis.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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