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April 2024 | With 2024 set to be a historic year for new hedge fund launches, as an unprecedented number of well-pedigreed managers starting up, this data-led report highlights the Top 20 prospects and analyses the wider environment facing new hedge funds – from ops to fundraising, strategy considerations to performance.

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TOP STORY: Global hedge fund industry assets increased for the sixth successive quarter in Q1 2024, hitting a record $4.3tn on the back of strong performance and investor inflows, according to the latest figures from industry data provider HFR.

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Man Group, the world’s largest listed hedge fund firm, saw investors pull more than $1.6bn (£1.29bn) from its funds during the first three months of 2024, its second straight quarter of redemptions following outflows of $300m in Q4 2023, according to the group’s Q1 results.

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A period of poor performance has prompted macro hedge fund major Brevan Howard to embark on a strategic cost cutting exercise which will see the Jersey-headquartered firm axe around 100 traders and middle and back-office staff, according to a report by Bloomberg.

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Multi-strategy major Millennium Management and Boston-based systematic global equity manager Arrowstreet Capital are among a number of hedge funds shorting the assets of UK water companies, after a crisis at Thames Water highlighted high debt levels across the industry, according to a report by Bloomberg.

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Schonfeld Strategic Advisors, the multi-strategy hedge fund firm born in 2015 out of Steven Schonfeld’s proprietary trading-firm-turned family office, has still not raised the $3bn it has been looking to raise since late last year, according to a report by Bloomberg.

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Element Capital Management, the global macro hedge fund firm founded by Jeff Talpins, is planning to return around $4bn in external capital to clients as it looks to improve performance and focus on managing its own funds, according to a report by Reuters.

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Global proprietary trading firm Jane Street Capital has taken legal action against multi-strategy hedge fund major Millennium Management and two former employees over the alleged theft of trader secrets, according to a report by the Financial Times.

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A Dutch arbitration court has ordered South Korea to pay New York hedge fund Mason Capital Management more than $32m in a dispute over the merger of two Samsung affiliates back in 2015, according to a report by Reuters.

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Brevan Howard Asset Management’s cryptocurrency fund, BH Digital, which manages around $1.7bn in assets, returned 34.5% in the first three months of the year, bringing total gains since it debuted in March 2022 to nearly 51%, according to a report by Bloomberg.

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