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After experiencing only anaemic growth in the past several
years, assets in European hedge funds have finally shown a
decisive move upwards over the last 12 months as the economic
crisis in Europe has abated and as investor appetite for
European-focused strategies has re-awakened.
Despite a sharp fall in assets run in the managed futures
sector – which has been the largest strategy area in
Europe ever since the 2008 financial crisis – strong
growth in long/short equity, macro, multi-strategy,
event-driven, market-neutral and credit strategies has resulted
in robust overall industry expansion, with the total assets in
the European hedge fund industry now at an all-time high.
These are the key findings of the latest survey of the
European hedge fund industry conducted by the EuroHedge data
and research team – which shows that assets in
traditional offshore hedge fund structures stood at $474.6
billion at the...