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Survey finds hedge fund administrators’ assets fell 1.5% in second half of 2011

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – The total single manager hedge fund assets under administration fell -1.5% during the second half of 2011, according to the latest eVestment|HFN’s Q4 2011 Administrator Survey sponsored by Advent Software.

The survey, that was participated in by 68 administrators with a combined $5.331tln in alternative assets, also found that fund of funds assets declined, 3.1% from Q2 2011. Participating administrators which reported their assets through December, said that UCITS-compliant hedge fund assets under administration fell to $66.6bn from $71.9bn while those of separately managed accounts rose to $48.4bn from $38.9bn. Other assets under administration from the alternatives arena, including private equity funds, rose to $1.231tln from $921.8bn.

North America remains the top destination for fund administrators, generating 61.1% of the global hedge fund administered assets. Europe-based alternatives administration sustained a significant decline with those polled reporting a 14.2% loss in hedge fund assets and a 7.5% loss in fund of funds.

But a complete reverse was experienced by Asia-Pacific-based administrators who reported a sharp up-tick in their hedge fund assets under administration to 5.1% and 40.8% for funds of funds. Asia-Pacific fund of funds’ assets under administration currently represent 1.5% of th......................

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