Nearly 60% of the net profits made by hedge funds since their
inception has come from the equity markets, according to Rick
Sopher, chairman of LCH Investments NV, which compiled the
Since their inception hedge fund managers have made total
net profits of $557 billion to 30 June 2011. Sopher, who
unveiled what is now an annual piece of research at the
InvestHedge Forum two years ago, noted the figure was slightly
down from the $597 billion that they were estimated to have
made up to 31 December 2010.
In the most recent research, however, LCH analysed those
profits to assess the markets and instruments through which the
funds have made those profits. The main finding was that $324
billion, or 58.2% of the total profits made by...