European asset growth peters out as Eurozone crisis casts lengthy shadow
September 21, 2012
Growth in CTAs, macro and global equity offsets retreat from European long/short as the Eurozone’s economic and political crisis constrains hedge fund industry growth in Europe
The extent to which Europe’s financial and political crisis has frozen the growth of the European hedge fund industry is clear from the latest EuroHedge survey – which shows that overall assets in European hedge funds have barely changed over the past 18 months.
The mid-year 2012 asset survey conducted by the EuroHedge data and research team shows that European hedge fund assets stood at some $423.7 billion as at the end of June – down a fraction from their level of $425.2 billion at the start of this year, and up a fraction from a total of $422.8 billion at the start of 2011.
Assets managed in onshore UCITS-compliant European hedge fund-type investment vehicles have also shown virtually no growth over the past 12 months – standing at $96.2 billion at the end of June against a figure of $95.8 billion a year ago, although they have...
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