GLOBAL: Hedge fund assets still over $2 trillion, up slightly in 2011

Mon Apr 16, 2012

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For overall assets to be slightly up again after such a difficult year provides powerful testimony of the continuing faith of investors in the abilities of hedge funds to protect them in down markets and deliver strong risk-adjusted returns over the cycle DATA INCLUDES: Global and regional hedge fund assets 2001-2011


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Damian Alexander, data and research manager, HedgeFund Intelligence

Assets in global hedge funds edged up slightly during 2011, despite the strong headwinds in global markets and the negative performance delivered on average from funds in the industry last year, according to the latest research from HedgeFund Intelligence.

Assets in hedge funds of traditional types, which are mostly domiciled offshore or structured as limited partnerships in the US, managed total combined assets of $2.059 trillion (including where they have parallel onshore versions) at the end of 2011, a slight increase on $2.022 trillion at the end of 2010. If other hedge funds and absolute return funds in standalone European UCITS onshore structures (with no parallel offshore versions) are added, the total rises to $2.156 trillion - up from $2.099 trillion a year before....

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