Global Hedge Fund Assets Hit $2.059 Trillion ~ market folly

Friday, April 20, 2012

Global Hedge Fund Assets Hit $2.059 Trillion

Hedge Fund Intelligence is out with an interesting report on hedge fund assets. In it, they find that overall assets increased in 2011. Despite the fact that the median performance of hedge funds in 2011 was -2.01%, the industry still saw net inflows.

At $2.059 trillion in assets, hedge funds still have yet to re-conquer the peak in assets reached in 2007 of over $2.5 trillion.

According to the release, "The US market remains very much the top location for the world's biggest hedge fund firms. There are currently 230 firms that manage hedge fund assets of $1 billion or more from the US."

Embedded below is the global hedge fund assets report:

For more stats, see also the top 10 hedge funds by net gains since inception as well as the top 25 highest earning hedge fund managers of 2011.

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