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Investors continued to pull cash from hedge funds in August redeeming an estimated $6.10bn to extend the current run of overall withdrawals to 15 months, according to the latest Hedge Fund Industry Asset Flows Report from Nasdaq eVestment.
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Emerging Markets hedge funds extended gains through mid-2023 with India and Latin America funds leading the way against a backdrop of persistently high inflation and the possibility of a US recession, according to the latest performance data from HFR.
Former Morgan Stanley currency trader Thiago Melzer, is set to close his Brazilian hedge fund, Upon Global Capital, having been hit by a double whammy of wrong-way wagers and rising double-digit interest rates in Brazil, according to a report by Bloomberg.
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Former Deutsche Bank colleagues Michael Sutton and Alex Mahler are teaming up again at Mahler’s Alinor Capital Management to launch a new distressed debt hedge fund, which is expected to be one of the largest European hedge fund launches of the year, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Former Goldman Sachs co-chairman, ex-US senator, and governor of New Jersey, Jon Corzine, is to shutter the hedge fund he started after the collapse of MF Global Holdings, and return cash to investors, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Hedge funds saw a small decline in performance in August, with an overall weighted average return of -0.8%, marking the first negative month of 2023, according to new data from Citco, although almost half of funds (49.7%) administered by the firm recorded positive returns during the month.


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