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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