Old and new names lead in a big year of recovery

Wed Feb 24, 2010




After the battering of 2008, the European hedge fund industry's powerful resurgence in 2009 saw a mixture of long-established names and newer players coming through to win the performance prizes



More than 800 leading figures in European hedge funds gathered at The Grosvenor House in London on 21 January for the ninth annual EuroHedge Awards to honour the top-performing funds and firms after a year of impressive recovery in 2009.

In the traditional setting of the Great Room, the industry's most influential managers, investors and service providers came together to recognise the top achievers after another extraordinary year for the hedge fund industry following the turmoil of 2008.

The tone of the evening was considerably more upbeat and optimistic than a year before - when the financial markets were still in turmoil and when some outside commentators were even beginning to question the future of the hedge fund...

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