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Hedge fund industry assets rise to $1.917tr

Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Author: Khaleej Times

DUBAI - Hedge fund launches raised more money in 2010, a sign that investor confidence began to recover enough to back new managers, according to an industry survey.

According to Hedge Fund Research, investors committed $13.1 billion net new capital to hedge funds in fourth quarter bringing total 2010 net inflows to $55.5 billion, the highest annual total since 2007.

The hedge fund industry concluded 2010 with the largest quarterly increase in assets in its history - total industry assets grew to $1.917 trillion, reflecting a quarterly increase of nearly $149 billion, topping the previous record increase of $140 billion in 2007.