New hedge fund launches show first year-on-year rise in the last four years
Tue Feb 22, 2011
New fund launches in Europe showed year-on-year growth for the first time since 2006 last year – both in numbers and in assets. But the pace is still way below its pre-crisis peak levels
The pace of new hedge fund launches in Europe continued to
recover in 2010 as the industry's revival from the lows of late
2008 and early 2009 began to take root - although the overall
level of new launch activity remains a long way below its
That is the key finding of the annual survey of new hedge
fund launches conducted by the EuroHedge research and data team
- which shows that some 157 new hedge funds launched in Europe
in the 2010 calendar year, raising combined assets of some
The figure represents a rise of just over 10% on the
corresponding figure in 2009 - when 142 new European hedge
funds launched during the year - in terms of the number of new
launches, and a rise of around 6% in terms of the assets raised
against the comparable figure of $11.15 billion in 2009.
ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H
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