Launches & Closures Hedge Funds

In Europe, a lost decade for new fund launches


The number of new fund launches in the first half of the year was roughly at the same level as 10 years ago, but the average assets raised per fund was the highest ever.

The number of new European hedge fund launches is still running at historically very low levels, but the average size of the new funds is at an all-time high.

That is the central finding of the EuroHedge new fund survey of first-half launches conducted by the EuroHedge data and research team, which shows that at least 45 new offshore hedge funds were launched in Europe during the first half of the year, raising a combined $5.2 billion.

Although the number of new launches is less than in the first half of 2010, when there were 58 new