Global hedge fund assets edge up slightly

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• Assets continue rising slowly, but well below 2007 peak • Net inflows continue despite negative returns in 2011 • New York still the leading centre, followed by London

London, 12 April 2012 - Assets in global hedge funds edged up slightly during 2011, despite the strong headwinds in global markets and the negative performance delivered on average from funds in the industry last year, according to the latest research from HedgeFund Intelligence.

Assets in hedge funds of traditional types, which are mostly domiciled offshore or structured as limited partnerships in the US, reached $2.059 trillion (including parallel onshore versions) at the end of 2011, according to the latest research. That was a slight increase from $2.022 trillion at the end of 2010, though down a little from