Assets reach almost $2.5 trillion

Thu Oct 4, 2007

Having passed the landmark level of $2 trillion only last January, assets under management in global hedge funds have already soared to almost $2.5 trillion, according to our latest analysis of the HedgeFund Intelligence database and our associated midyear surveys.

When we last conducted this exercise on the numbers for 1 January 2007, we calculated that industry assets then amounted to $2.079 trillion – counting only single-manager hedge fund groups and not double-counting with funds of funds. Using the same methodology for the numbers on 1 July 2007, we calculate that assets have jumped more than $400 billion to $2.481 trillion. Given the widely reported performance problems for many funds over the summer months, it is certainly questionable whether anything like such a robust rate of growth will be sustained over the second half of the year.

Our statistics reveal an amazing growth rate of more than...


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