GLOBAL ASSETS: Hedge fund assets edge up again despite weak returns

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Despite a period of lacklustre returns, assets in global hedge funds continued to edge up during the first half of 2012. DATA INCLUDES: Hedge fund assets by country, Where in the world assets are managed.

DAMIAN ALEXANDER, DATA AND RESEARCH MANAGER, HEDGEFUND INTELLIGENCE

     Contents
INTRODUCTION: Modest rise in global assets belies the struggle for performance
US/AMERICAS: Never confuse motion with action
EUROPE: Managers remain on trial in pivotal time for the industry
ASIA: Multi-strategy funds retain and strengthen their position
GLOBAL ASSETS: Hedge fund assets edge up again despite weak returns
GLOBAL BILLION DOLLAR CLUB: Trend toward consolidation continues
PRIME BROKER SURVEY: Goldman still tops in a fast-changing hedge fund world post-2008
NEW FUNDS: Assets slide in first half
INDUSTRY OUTLOOK SURVEY: Leading