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Survey shows more single-manager hedge funds increased assets in H1 than funds of funds

Monday, September 21, 2015

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

A survey by P&I showed that the majority of hedge fund and funds of hedge funds managers saw their assets rise as of end June 30; however there were wide discrepancies in their growth rates.

According to Pensions & Investments, 70% of hedge fund managers reported an increase in assets year-on-year compared to only 55% of fund of hedge funds managers.

Data from P&I showed that the aggregate assets managed by the 128 institutionally oriented, single-strategy and multi-strategy hedge fund managers reached $1.35tln as of end June 30. However 25 of the largest hedge fund managers reported an aggregate assets totaling $730.5bn, representing 54% the total assets of those polled by P&I.

In comparison, assets of fund of hedge funds across the world totaled $441.2bn during the same period, while assets managed by the 25 largest funds-of-funds managers reached $381.1bn, representing 86.4% of the total surveyed.

Separately, Preqin reported that global hedge fund industry had seen a $76bn net inflow of assets through the first half of 2015, bringing the size of the industry to $3.22tn. The second quarter saw the greater amount of inflows from investors, with $48bn ......................

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