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The Eurekahedge Report - July 2014
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The July 2014 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in Asian hedge funds.

Asset Flows Update for the Month of June 2014
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Hedge funds ended June in positive territory with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 1.25% and ended the second quarter of the year on a stronger note. On a year-to-date basis, hedge funds are up 3.00% while the MSCI World Index has returned 4.27% in the first half of 2014. Global markets were supported by accommodative monetary policies in June and steady gains in the US jobs market data, with the ECB initiating negative rates on bank deposits and indicating that unconventional monetary policy tools were still in reserve should the mild recovery in Eurozone falter.
Hedge Fund Performance Commentary for the Month of June 2014

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Hedge funds followed global equity markets higher to close 1.25% up by the end of June, with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index reaching another new high during the month. Global equity markets saw another month of broad-based gains in June, with the strongest performers being Asia Pacific and Latin America for the emerging economies and North America for developed economies.
2014 Key Trends in Asian Hedge Funds

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The Asian hedge fund industry struggled to duplicate their previous year’s outstanding performance amid a much volatile market environment, gaining only 0.31% but outperforming underlying regional markets by over 2% as at May 2014 year-to-date. Total assets under management (AUM) increased by US$5.2 billion during the same period, largely supported by fresh investor inflows, bringing the total size of the Asia hedge fund industry to US$152.8 billion managed by a population of 1,357 hedge funds.
Interview with Wallace Lo, Fund Manager at Guoyuan Global Opportunities Fund

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Wallace Lo of VisionCapital shares the firm's investment principle as well as their outlook on the global markets
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Hushmail: Are Activist Hedge Funds Breaking Bad?

Mark D. Gerstein, Bradley C. Faris, Timothy P. FitzSimons and John M. Newell, Latham & Watkins LLP

Increasingly, some activist hedge funds are looking to sell their stock positions back to target companies. How should the board respond to hushmail? During the heyday of takeovers in the 1980s, so-called corporate raiders would often amass a sizable stock position in a target company, and then threaten or commence a hostile offer for the company. In some cases, the bidder would then approach the target and offer to drop the hostile bid if the target bought back its stock at a significant premium to current market prices. Since target companies had fewer available takeover defenses at that time to fend off opportunistic hostile offers and other abusive takeover transactions, the company might agree to repurchase the shares in order to entice the bidder to withdraw.
Key Considerations When Launching A Fund on A Third-Party UCITS or AIFMD Compliant Platform

Mark Browne, Dechert LLP

The use of established third-party platforms has become increasingly popular for asset managers launching UCITS-compliant funds in recent years. The indicators are that this trend is likely to be even more pronounced among managers seeking to establish alternative funds in compliance with the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). This article provides an overview of some of the key considerations when negotiating the on-boarding of an asset manager onto an existing third-party platform in either the UCITS or AIFMD environments.
Thailand: An Opportunity for Islamic Finance?

Rebecca Simmonds, Islamic Finance News

Despite the introduction of an act relating to Islamic finance in 2002, the industry in Thailand has seen little developmental progress over the years, due to minimal support from the Thai government for a comprehensive legislative and regulatory system for the sector. As the country’s sole Islamic bank, the Islamic Bank of Thailand, recovers from a particularly tumultuous 2013, Rebecca Simmonds explores the current condition of Thailand’s Islamic finance offering.
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  The Eurekahedge Report - July 2014  
     
  Asset Flows Update for the Month of June 2014  
     
  Hedge Fund Performance Commentary for the Month of June 2014  
     
  2014 Key Trends in Asian Hedge Funds  
     
  Interview with Wallace Lo, Fund Manager at Guoyuan Global Opportunities Fund  
     
  Hushmail: Are Activist Hedge Funds Breaking Bad?  
     
  Key Considerations When Launching A Fund on A Third-Party UCITS or AIFMD Compliant Platform  
     
  Thailand: An Opportunity for Islamic Finance?  
     
     
     
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