Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, indices, trends, regulatory and legal events – week 21

Opalesque – Last week, we heard of fund launches from Galena (energy); Verulam (commodity); Twin Tree; Paulson & Co (distressed property); Abax (Asia macro); Odey (Ucits III); Pictet (agriculture); and Liontrust (European).

The Canadian Hedge Watch Hedge Fund Composite Index was up 2.26% in April (+4.66% YTD); RBC Hedge 250 Index 2.37%, 2.6% YTD; Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index 3.4% (est.), 3.11% YTD; Lyxor’s investable Global Hedge Fund index -0.45%, 0.93% YTD; Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index 3.49%, 3.91% YTD; Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Index -0.61%, 4.98% YTD; And the Eurekahedge April report showed hedge funds were up 3.9% YTD, and that the industry assets were now at $1.30tn.

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