European hedge fund asset growth persists in face of market volatility
Thu Sep 22, 2011
Assets in European hedge funds grew 4% in H1, despite market and economic headwinds – with CTAs the main beneficiary of investor demand for uncorrelated returns
Assets in European hedge funds ticked up again in the first
half of 2011 - rising by some 4% from January to the end of the
June, despite weak H1 performance across the industry as a
whole in the face of a hugely volatile and fragile global
financial market environment.
The annual mid-year survey by the EuroHedge research and
data team shows European hedge fund assets continuing to grow
again this year, on the back of an 11% rise during 2010 -
increasing from $423 billion at the start of the year to $438
billion at the end of June.
Whereas more than half of the increase in assets in 2010 was
the result of performance gains - with the EuroHedge Composite
index up by some 6.3% during the year - all of the increase in
the first half of 2011 has come from investor inflows, with the
EuroHedge Composite index showing...
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