DAMIAN ALEXANDER, DATA AND RESEARCH MANAGER, HEDGEFUND
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Assets in global hedge funds continued their steady rise in the
first half of 2013, increasing at a faster rate than in both
the first and second halves of 2012, where the corresponding
growth rates were 4% and 3%, respectively.
Assets in hedge funds of traditional types, which are mostly
domiciled offshore or structured as limited partnerships in the
US, managed total combined assets of $2.337 trillion (including
where they have parallel onshore versions) at the mid-point of
This figure marks an increase of almost 6% from the figure
of $2.208 trillion at the end of 2012 - and is up by almost 9%
from the same time last year, when assets stood at $2.147
trillion as at the end of June 2012.