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US leads the world in number of single manager hedge funds - Preqin

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The United States continue to lead the world as the jurisdiction of choice for single manager hedge funds – 61% of all single manager hedge funds are located in the US according to a new report from, US-based hedge fund research provider, Preqin. Europe follows the US with 23% of single manager hedge funds, but has a larger population of hedge fund of funds, he 1,230 hedge fund firms located in Europe, 29% manage funds of hedge funds.

Data in the report shows that the two most widely used hedge fund domiciles are Delaware in the US and the Cayman Islands, together they account for 69% of all hedge fund domiciles. In Europe, Ireland and Luxembourg continue to be the most favored locations.

In terms of strategies, Long/Short Equity continues to be the most widely deployed with 70% of hedge funds reporting its use, regardless of locality. North American managers dominate the event driven fund market, with 17% of North American managers offering event driven funds and 75% of all event driven funds being managed by North American managers. Europe tends to favor macro funds with 28% of European managers offering a macro vehicle.

2012 has been a solid year for fund launches across all strategies according to the report. 387 funds have launched year-to-d......................

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