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  1. Investcorp chooses co-head of fundamental strategies in hedge fund group

    trueGregory Berman was named principal and co-head of fundamental strategies at alternative money manager Investcorp.

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  1. Hedge fund assets expected to top $3 trillion this year — Deutsche survey

    trueThe global hedge fund industry has more than doubled since the financial crisis, to more than $2.8 trillion in assets worldwide, thanks to huge flows of institutional capital, investment returns and flexible business models, said a new report from Deutsche Bank’s hedge fund capital group.

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  2. Texas County & District allocates $300 million to 2 managers

    trueTexas County & District Retirement System committed or invested $300 million total to two managers in February.

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  3. South Korea's NPS sets initial 0.5% hedge fund-of-funds allocation

    trueSouth Korea's National Pension Service will make its first allocations to hedge funds starting at the end of this year, said a spokeswoman for the 469 trillion won ($426 billion) Seoul-based pension fund.

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  4. BlackRock hires head of EMEA hedge fund strategies

    trueLuke Dixon joined BlackRock as head of Europe, Middle East and Africa hedge fund investment strategies.

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  5. Investors say performance tops the list of issues facing hedge funds

    trueFor the second straight year, performance was cited by institutional investors as the No. 1 issue facing hedge funds in the coming year. One-third of respondents indicated so, followed by fees (21%), transparency (9%), correlation (8%) and regulation (6%).

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  6. Activist hedge fund assets increase 269% over last 5 years — AIMA paper

    trueAssets managed by activist hedge funds increased 269% to about $120 billion in the five years ended Dec. 31, said estimates from Hedge Fund Research, in a new paper released Tuesday by the Alternative Investment Management Association.

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  7. Illinois SURS prepares for hedge fund-of-funds search

    trueIllinois State Universities Retirement System plans to issue an RFP in March for a search for hedge funds-of-funds managers to run a total of up to $672 million.

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  8. Hedge funds figuring out social media — but slowly

    trueAs good as they are at designing algorithms to guide their trading, hedge fund managers — in the main — have been slow to figure out the best uses of social media.

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  9. Man Group to expand equities business with NewSmith acquisition

    trueMan Group will acquire NewSmith's investment management unit, adding $1.2 billion of assets to the alternative money manager's business, and adding to its existing equities business under Man GLG.

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  10. Bridgewater's Pure Alpha strategy up more than 13% annually since its inception

    trueSince its inception in 1991, Bridgewater’s Pure Alpha strategy has returned 13.2% annually, net of fees, through Dec. 31. That figure is 810 and 721 basis points higher annually than the MSCI ACWI and Barclays U.S. Aggregate indexes, respectively.

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  11. Bridgewater's Pure Alpha strategy up more than 13% annually since its inception

    trueSince its inception in 1991, Bridgewater's Pure Alpha strategy has returned 13.2% annually, net of fees, through Dec. 31. That figure is 810 and 721 basis points higher annually than the MSCI ACWI and Barclays U.S. Aggregate indexes, respectively.

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  12. Hartford HealthCare taps 6 managers in active management shift

    trueHartford HealthCare, Hartford, Conn., is rebalancing about one-third of its $3 billion in pension, endowment and insurance assets to increase active management and reduce the number of external managers it uses, said David Holmgren, chief investment officer.

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  13. PGGM considering sale of hedge fund platform

    trueDutch fiduciary manager PGGM is considering the sale of its internal managed account platform following a decision by its main client to drop its hedge fund investments, said Ruulke Bagijn, chief investment officer of private markets at PGGM.

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