Graphic of the Day – New Launches of Hedge Funds

By Hedge Fund Insight staff

  • In 2012 new hedge fund launches outpaced fund liquidations for the third year running
  • The inverse relationship between changes in the number of launches and the number of closures each year has broken down, suggesting that the prospects for the industry at the smaller end have changed
  • The number of new alternative UCITS-compliant funds launching dropped to 62 last year, a new low annual number
  • Europe had the lowest number of new European offshore hedge funds launched for a decade (86 in number)
  • 65 hedge funds launched in Asia last year, and between them raised about the same at launch as did the new Asian funds of 2011 ($4.7bn v $4.3bn)
  • In contrast to the rest of the world, the 71 launches in the United States in 2012 raised pre-Credit Crunch levels of capital in aggregate ($24.9bn)