GLOBAL: Hedge fund assets still over $2 trillion, up slightly in 2011
Mon Apr 16, 2012
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
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
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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