Assets approach $2.5 trillion

Wed Sep 26, 2007



Having passed the landmark level of $2 trillion only last January, assets under management in global hedge funds have already soared to almost $2.5 trillion, according to our latest analysis of the HedgeFund Intelligence database and our associated midyear surveys.

When we last conducted this exercise on the numbers for January 1, 2007, we calculated that industry assets then amounted to $2.079 trillion – counting only single-manager hedge fund groups and not double-counting with funds of funds. Using the same methodology for the numbers on July 1, 2007, we calculate that assets have jumped more than $400 billion to $2.481 trillion. Given the widely reported performance problems for many funds over the summer months, it is certainly questionable whether anything like such a robust rate of growth will be sustained over the second half of the year.

Our statistics reveal an amazing growth rate of more than...

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