New hedge fund launches increased to the highest level in five quarters in Q3 2020 on optimism in the US economy, as managers and investors positioned for acceleration of performance gains and capital growth into 2021, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure Report, released today by HFR.
Launches & Fundraising
Privium Fund Management BV is to launch the SAVIN Multi-Strategy Arbitrage Fund (SAVIN), which will focus on equity arbitrage strategies and volatility trading, in February 2021 having already received commitments in excess of EUR20 million (USD24 million).
Following the successful launch of two hedge fund ETFs in the US market, iM Global Partner has brought an absolute return strategy developed by Dynamic Beta investments (DBi) to European investors via the OYSTER Range.
Morgan Stanley Investment Management is rolling out a new ESG-focused fixed income fund, which aims to tap into sustainability themes by trading a range of ‘best ideas’ credit opportunities across the capital structure in developed and emerging markets.
Good Soil Investment Management has launched its first hedge fund – Accelerated Opportunities LP Concentrated Growth Fund — which is focused on investing in exchange-traded early-stage, US-based disruptive publicly traded companies while pioneering a fee structure that will divert half of all management fees to select charities.
Franklin Templeton unveils new K2 UCITS emerging markets strategy on liquid alternative hedge fund platform
Franklin Templeton is rolling out a new emerging markets-focused hedge fund strategy on its FTAF liquid fund platform, and aims to tap into sovereign and corporate debt opportunities with a “global macro style” of alpha generation.
Highbridge Capital Management (Highbridge), a wholly owned subsidiary of JP Morgan Asset Management, has held the final closing of the Highbridge Convertible Dislocation Fund with total investable capital of more than USD2 billion, including approximately USD685 million in equity commitments.
Hedge fund veterans Chris James and Charles Penner are part of the founding team behind new impact investor Engine No 1, which will look to create long-term value by driving positive impact through active ownership and investment in public and private companies through multiple strategies.
Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has signed an exclusive partnership with fintech-driven alternative credit investment manager Fasanara Capital (Fasanara) to launched the Trade and Receivable Finance Fund, a real-economy impact investment solution.
ADM Capital, a Hong Kong headquartered investment manager with specialist experience in Asia Pacific credit and sustainable investment, has received a USD100 million seed commitment from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to launch a new USD-denominated Asia-focused debt fund dedicated to renewable energy called the “ADM Capital Elkhorn Emerging Asia Renewable Energy Fund”.