1,113 hedge funds launched, 775 liquidated in 2011: HFR
2011 the strongest year for new launches since the global financial crisis,
said Kenneth J. Heinz, President of Hedge Fund Research (HFR), a
Chicago-based data provider.
He added: "While some have suggested that increased regulation may
deter new fund launches, many hedge funds are launching not only as a
result of increasing investor risk tolerance, but also as a result of these
regulatory changes to trading activities and risk oversight at financial
institutions. The hedge fund industry has and will continue to expand and
innovate to offer more sophisticated and transparent strategies to meet the
requirements of institutional investors."
These words of encouragements, issued in March, came with the following