The Hedge Fund World - New funds home in on Asia, emerging markets and credit

Wed Apr 16, 2008



While both the EuroHedge and AsiaHedge surveys showed that there had been a decline in the total number of new hedge funds launched in those markets during 2007, it seems that there has been not much change in the number of bigger new funds coming through – or in the aggregate assets they are raising.

In the US, given the long tail of difficult-to-verify smaller funds (usually launched as private partnerships) our approach has always been to try and identify only the larger and more significant launches – those funds of $50 million and over – for our regular new fund surveys. So, for the purposes of this Global Review, we decided to compare like with like – and thus to compare the figures last year only for the $50 million-plus new funds outside the US too.

In 2007, there were 93 new funds launched in the US that we...

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