Launches: Recent maiden fund launches and related fund news
According to Hedge Fund Research, the total number of hedge funds in Q2-2013 increased to over 10,000 funds for the first time since 2006, at which time a record number of 10,096 funds existed.
And according to Preqin, a hedge fund research house, event driven launches represented 19% of all hedge fund launches in Q2-2013, an increase compared to 12% in Q1-2013 and 9% in Q4-2012. North America-focused fund launches represented a smaller proportion of hedge fund launches in Q2 2013 compared to Q1 2013, with the proportion of Europe-focused funds increasing from just 2% of launches in Q1 to 16% in Q2. Europe-based Ô¨Ārms also represent a greater proportion of fund launches this quarter
Breakdown of Hedge Fund Launches by Top Level Strategy, Q1 2012 - Q2 2013
Breakdown of Hedge Fund Launches in Q2 2013 by Geographic Location
Breakdown of Hedge Fund Launches by Geographic Focus, Q1 2012 - Q2 2013
We recently heard of those ex-hedge funders striking out on their own:
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