After falling sharply throughout the previous 18 months,
assets in European hedge funds finally began to bounce back
during the second half of 2009.
According to the latest survey by the EuroHedge research and
data team, the European industry's assets under management
reached a total figure of over $382 billion by the end of the
The new survey shows an increase in assets of close to 10%
from the recent low of $350 billion that we recorded in our
mid-year survey 2009. But this leaves the total still some way
short of the figure of $398 billion that we measured one year
However, if one also adds in the $22 billion-plus of further
assets that are now running in stand-alone onshore
single-manager hedge fund strategies compliant with rules for
UCITS III funds in the European Union, then this brings the
current European industry total to nearly $405 billion...