EuroHedge new fund survey – numbers down, but size and quality high
Fri Jul 22, 2011
The numbers of new fund launches in Europe are still way down from pre-crisis levels, but assets are up, the average size is at an all-time high and the quality is higher than ever too
The number of new European hedge fund launches is still running at historically very low levels, but the average size of the new funds is at an all-time high and the quality of the new launches is rising all the time.
That is the central finding of the first-half 2011 new fund survey conducted by the Euro¬Hedge data and research team which shows that at least 45 new offshore hedge funds launched in Europe during the first half of the year, raising a combined $5.2 billion in assets.
Although the number of new launches is down on the first half of 2010, when there were 58 new offshore funds, the total assets figure is almost 40% higher than the $3.8 billion raised by new funds in the first half of last year. And the average size of the funds launched so far this year is nearly...
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