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HFI finds global hedge fund assets close to pre-crisis peak with large firms getting larger

Monday, October 07, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

The Autumn report of Hedge Fund Intelligence’s bi-annual Global Review finds that global hedge fund assets are closing in on $2.35tln as big firms drive growth. Overall assets are up 9% year on year from June 2012, with North America continuing to dominate accounting for 73% of the global industry. The strong recovery means that the hedge fund sector is now within 10% of its pre-crisis peak on the back of the largest hedge funds benefiting from bullish financial markets.

HedgeFund Intelligence reports that assets in hedge funds of traditional types – which are mostly domiciled offshore or structured as limited partnerships in the US – reached $2.337tln (including parallel onshore versions) at the end of June this year. The firm writes that this represents an increase of just over 6% compared with the corresponding figure of $2.208tln as at the end of 2012 – and is up by almost 9% from a year ago, when assets stood at $2.147tln at the end of June 2012.

"If other hedge fund strategies in standalone European UCITS onshore structures (with no parallel offshore versions) are also added, the global industry assets total rises to $2.456tln as at the mid-point of 2013 – up from $2.339tln at the start of the year" the report says. The bulk of the industry’s total assets are concentrated in funds managed from North America – which accounted for $1.697tln in assets at the en......................

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