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2011 Key Trends in Funds of Hedge Funds

Introduction

The global fund of hedge funds industry has gone through turbulent times over the last four years. After growing at an incremental pace from 2003 to mid-2008, the industry was hit with excessive losses and widespread redemptions during the financial crisis. Since then, multi-managers have struggled to attract a significant amount of assets.

Figure 1: Industry growth since 2000

The size of the industry peaked in 2008 with assets under management (AuM) reaching US$826 billion in March 2008. However, the onset of the global financial crisis and some high-profile frauds reduced total AuM substantially…

 

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