Global hedge fund assets up 11% in 2010 to top $2tr again


Assets in global hedge funds rose by more than 11% during 2010 to reach more than $2 trillion again by the end of last year, according to the latest research by HedgeFund Intelligence.

Hedge funds of traditional types, which are mostly domiciled offshore or structured as limited partnerships in the US, managed combined total assets of $2.022 trillion by the end of 2010, up from $1.820 trillion a year before.

If hedge funds and other absolute return funds in European onshore UCITS structures are also added, the total global assets figure rises to $2.099 trillion – up 13%