Assets approach $2.5 trillion

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Having passed the landmark level of $2 trillion only last January, assets under management in global hedge funds have already soared to almost $2.5 trillion, according to our latest analysis of the HedgeFund Intelligence database and our associated midyear surveys.

When we last conducted this exercise on the numbers for January 1, 2007, we calculated that industry assets then amounted to $2.079 trillion – counting only single-manager hedge fund groups and not double-counting with funds of funds. Using the same methodology for the numbers on July 1, 2007, we calculate that assets have jumped more than $400 billion to