Billion Dollar Club

Recovery in European hedge fund asset growth stalls in the first half


The rebound in European hedge fund assets halted in 1H 2010, on the back of flat performance and with inflows and outflows cancelling each other out. But UCITS assets are growing quickly

Assets in European hedge funds remained virtually static in the first half of 2010 - standing at a total figure of $382 billion at the end of June this year, almost exactly unchanged from the figure at the start of the year.

The mid-year European hedge fund assets survey, conducted by the EuroHedge research and data team, shows that the industry's recovery from its earlier steep decline in 2008 and 2009 is taking longer than might have been expected or hoped.

After falling sharply throughout the previous 18 months, assets in European hedge funds had