GLOBAL ASSETS: Hedge fund assets up 6% in H1, closing in on pre-crisis peak

Mon Sep 30, 2013


DATA INCLUDES: Global hedge fund assets by region, global growth of hedge fund assets


DAMIAN ALEXANDER, DATA AND RESEARCH MANAGER, HEDGEFUND INTELLIGENCE 

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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 2013.

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.

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