NEW FUNDS: Numbers drop but assets rise

Mon Apr 16, 2012



New hedge funds globally which launched with $50 million or more in assets raised a combined total of nearly $34 billion in 2011, according to HedgeFund Intelligence and the new fund surveys of AR, EuroHedge and AsiaHedge. DATA INCLUDES: Top 25 hedge fund launches in 2011; Assets raised by new funds over $50M, 2006-2011; New funds by strategy – by region; Global new funds by location


Samantha Munday, senior data and research associate, HedgeFund Intelligence

New hedge funds globally which launched with $50 million or more in assets raised a combined total of nearly $34 billion in 2011, according to HedgeFund Intelligence and the new fund surveys of AR, EuroHedge and AsiaHedge.

While the number of new launches of funds with assets of $50 million or more continued to drop – with 111 launches in 2011 as compared to 135 in 2010 and 139 in 2009 – the total amount of assets raised increased.

The combined assets for 2011 reached $33.6 billion, up from $30 billion in 2010. This is still less than half of the assets raised by new funds in the peak year of 2007, when the biggest 273 funds launched raised total assets of $69.2 billion. If we also take into account the number of new hedge funds launched in onshore UCITS structures which raised...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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