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Industry to hit $2.26 trillion by year end, says Deutsche Bank

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Anita Nemes
The hedge fund industry is set to hit $2.26 trillion by the end of 2012, according to the 10th edition of the Deutsche Bank Alternative Investment Survey. The consolidation in the hedge fund space is going to continue with the big becoming bigger. In 2002, no hedge fund had more than $10 billion in assets. Today, the world’s largest hedge fund manages almost $80 billion and 44% of respondents are invested in managers with more than $1 billion in assets, up from 25% in 2009.

The largest hedge fund managers with assets of