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Hedge funds start 2019 with stellar performance

Hedge funds started 2019 with solid gains. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index posted its strongest monthly gain since September 2010.

Asset managers eye trade finance opportunities

Demand for trade finance is growing among investors but the number of vehicles offering the asset class is limited, according to Cerulli Associates.

Credit specialist CIFC launches Ucits CLO fund

New York-based credit manager CIFC Asset Management has launched its first Ucits fund opening up the manager’s structured credit strategy.

Hedge funds end 2018 with just over $3tn AUM after redemptions and performance losses

Forty-two per cent of hedge fund managers were able to raise new capital in 2018. However, the majority reported redemptions and/or lost money in 2018, one of the most challenging years for the industry in a decade, according to eVestment.

Total hedge fund AUM drops in 2018

Total hedge fund industry capital declined in 2018, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) data.

Investor sentiment shifts to hedge fund investment

Mixed performance from hedge fund strategies in December

Defensive macro hedge funds and quantitative trend-following CTA strategies posted gained in December, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

Active management and alternatives are preferences for institutional investors in 2019

Institutional investors have a preference for alternatives and private market assets with plans to increase allocations in 2019, according to a survey by Natixis Investment Managers.