Hedge Funds

AIMA survey puts hedge fund employment numbers at 300,000


The global hedge fund industry employs around 300,000 people, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association, which surveyed its members for what it says is the first assessment of jobs created by the sector worldwide.

AIMA has more than 1,200 corporate members in over 40 countries, and its hedge fund manager members account for more than 75% of global hedge fund assets under management, and 70% of global fund of hedge funds assets.

A regional breakdown shows that 240,000 people are employed by the hedge fund industry in North America, with 50,000 in Europe and 10,000 in Asia. The totals