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European assets hit an all-time high despite 24% decline in managed futures

by Vasiliy

Total assets in European hedge funds are buoyed by a much more settled economic climate and a rapid resurgence of global investor appetite for exposure to European hedge fund strategies

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After experiencing only anaemic growth in the past several years, assets in European hedge funds have finally shown a decisive move upwards over the last 12 months as the economic crisis in Europe has abated and as investor appetite for European-focused strategies has re-awakened.

Despite a sharp fall in assets run in the managed futures sector – which has been the largest strategy area in Europe ever since the 2008 financial crisis – strong growth in long/short equity, macro, multi-strategy, event-driven, market-neutral and credit strategies has resulted in robust overall industry expansion, with