NEW FUNDS: Assets slide in first half

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The number of new hedge funds that launched globally with $50 million or more in assets reached 52 funds, raising a combined total of $15.7 billion for the first half of 2012. DATA INCLUDES: Top 10 hedge fund launches in H1 2012; Assets raised by new funds over $50M; Strategies of new funds over $50m; Global new funds by location

SAMANTHA MUNDAY, SENIOR DATA AND RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, HEDGEFUND INTELLIGENCE

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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: