Global hedge fund assets rise nearly 7% in the first half of 2011


Assets in global hedge funds rose by 6.7% in the first half of 2011, according to the latest research from HedgeFund Intelligence.

  • Assets back over 2006 level, although below 2007 peak
  • Investor inflows continue in spite of turbulent markets
  • New York still the dominant centre, followed by London

Assets in hedge funds of traditional types, which are mostly domiciled offshore or structured as limited partnerships (LPs) in the United States, reached combined assets of $2.158 trillion at the end of June 2011 – up from $2.022 trillion at the end of 2010.

However, there is now almost another $100 billion run in hedge fund strategies that are only available in a European onshore UCITS-compliant format. If these ‘standalone’ UCITS strategies are included, the total