Billion Dollar Club

European hedge fund asset growth persists in face of market volatility

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Assets in European hedge funds grew 4% in H1, despite market and economic headwinds – with CTAs the main beneficiary of investor demand for uncorrelated returns

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Assets in European hedge funds ticked up again in the first half of 2011 – rising by some 4% from January to the end of the June, despite weak H1 performance across the industry as a whole in the face of a hugely volatile and fragile global financial market environment.

The annual mid-year survey by the EuroHedge research and data team shows European hedge fund assets continuing to grow again this year, on the back of an 11% rise during 2010 – increasing from $423 billion at the start