INVESTOR PERSPECTIVE: Institutional investors keep the hedge fund faith in H1 2012

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According to InvestHedge mandate tables for the first six months of 2012, a total of $11.5 billion of assets flowed into new hedge fund mandates with the single-manager hedge funds ($5.8 billion inflows) and funds of hedge funds ($5.7 billion) on an equal asset raising footing – a first since 2007. DATA INCLUDES: Top 10 US endowments in hedge funds, FoHF mandate wins in H1 2012, Mandate round-up for H1 2012, Institutional allocations to hedge funds since 2006.

SUSAN BARRETO, DEPUTY EDITOR, INVESTHEDGE

     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 specialists assess key