Recovery in European hedge fund asset growth stalls in the first half

Wed Sep 22, 2010


The rebound in European hedge fund assets halted in 1H 2010, on the back of flat performance and with inflows and outflows cancelling each other out. But UCITS assets are growing quickly


Assets in European hedge funds remained virtually static in the first half of 2010 - standing at a total figure of $382 billion at the end of June this year, almost exactly unchanged from the figure at the start of the year.

The mid-year European hedge fund assets survey, conducted by the EuroHedge research and data team, shows that the industry's recovery from its earlier steep decline in 2008 and 2009 is taking longer than might have been expected or hoped.

After falling sharply throughout the previous 18 months, assets in European hedge funds had started to bounce back during the second half of 2009 to reach a total figure of more than $382 billion by the end of last year.

The year-end survey showed an increase in assets of close to 10% from the low of $350 billion in European assets that we recorded at the mid-year stage in 2009...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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