Not many pools were registered over the last few weeks – about 1/3 the rate of the previous report. Still some useful information to be found though amongst the new commodity pools registered April 2017.
Over 1000 pools were registered in the last 4 weeks, over 250 a week, with the major hedge funds contributing about 12 – 13% of them. Blackstone alone added 44 pools. For those interested in systematic firms, Man Numeric and Two Sigma registered new pools.
Over 600 pools were registered in the last 3 weeks, over 200 a week, yet the major hedge funds were a much smaller proportion than last month. Strategies featured in the new pools include real estate, infrastructure, special opportunities, private equity, multi-strategy, and alternative risk premia.
The first in a series of monthly posts listing new commodity pool launches registered with the NFA’s BASIC website.