Hedge fund assets edge up again despite low returns


Assets up 4% in the first half to over $2.2 trillion (including hedge funds in a UCITS format) though still well below 2007 peak

London, 1 October 2012 - Despite a period of lacklustre returns, assets in global hedge funds continued to edge up during the first half of 2012, 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, managed total combined assets of $2.147 trillion (including where they have parallel onshore versions) at the mid-point of 2012, up about 4% from the figure of $2.059 trillion at the end of 2011. If other hedge funds in standalone onshore European UCITS structures (with no