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New Managers March 2014

NEW LAUNCHES: Latest and announced maiden fund launches

New hedge fund launches in 2013 lowest since 2010

New hedge fund launches declined to their lowest level in three years in 2013 even as total hedge fund industry capital ended the year at a record $2.62 trillion. New hedge fund launches totaled 1,060 for 2013, the lowest level since 935 funds launched in 2010, according the latest Industry Report, released by HFR. While the 2013 full year launch total fell below the totals of 1,108 and 1,113 in each of the prior two years, respectively, launches in 4Q13 rose to 244, topping the 231 from the prior quarter though trailing the 284 launches from 4Q12. Launches for 2013 were led by Equity Hedge strategies, with 428 new funds, followed by Macro strategies with 256 new funds.

Hedge fund liquidations increased to their highest level since 2009, with 904 funds closing during 2013, exceeding the 873 that liquidated in 2012 but trailing the 1,023 from 2009. A record 1471 funds closed in 2008.

Full press release here Hedge funds launched in Asia in 2013 raised less money than the previous year...

Hedge funds launched in Asia in 2013 raised a fifth less than a year before as more managers launched funds with smaller sizes, according to a survey from AsiaHedge. New funds raised $3.85 billion, which was down from a record $4.74 billion in assets in 2012, Reuters reported. The number of new hedge funds increased by about a tenth to 71 in 2013 from 65 a year earlier, indicating that launch sizes got smaller. ...While the US market saw a healthy year-on-year growth of 10%

While European hedge fund launches were in the doldrums in 2013, the US market saw a healthy year-on-year growth of 10% with the majority (65%) opting for equity or equity-related strategies, according to a survey by ......................

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This article was published in Opalesque's New Managers a top-down monthly analysis, news and research publication on the global emerging manager space.
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