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
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