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.