Hedge Funds in Europe in Graphics in 2018

For 2008 it has been estimated by data provider Preqin that Europe-based investors allocated a combined €175bn to hedge funds; today there are over 1,100 institutional investors in Europe actively investing over €404bn in hedge funds – a huge increase since the GFC.

In 2017 Preqin produced a study with AIMA looking at employment in the hedge fund sector; the study estimated that there are 390,000 individuals employed in the hedge fund industry (including related service providers) worldwide, estimating about 20% in Europe. That was a growth from 300,000 employees in the hedge fund world in 2010. The UK is at the centre of the hedge fund industry in Europe, employing an estimated 56,000 individuals.

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