Last year was a tough year in financial markets - which was
challenging for a young fledgling sector like the alternative
Despite difficult markets global alternative UCITS assets
under management in the sector increased by 25% from $90.5
billion in December 2010 to $113.3 billion the same point the
From the midpoint of 2011 assets under management were at a
high of $115.7 billion. However, they then contracted by
$2.4 billion, or 2%, by year end.
The second half of 2011 was characterised by problems
surrounding the Eurozone crisis and the ensuing political,
economic and financial problems which has weighed heavily in an
already difficult year.
Some funds that were launched in 2011 closed a few months
later and some larger funds haemorrhaged assets under
management - a symptom of difficult markets.
However, the number of funds has continued to increase