European assets hit an all-time high despite 24% decline in managed futures

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Total assets in European hedge funds are buoyed by a much more settled economic climate and a rapid resurgence of global investor appetite for exposure to European hedge fund strategies

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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...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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