Hedge fund creations outnumber closures at end of 2017 as AUM hits record high

Hedge fund launches exceeded liquidations in the last quarter of 2017 for the second consecutive quarter. At the same time total hedge fund industry assets under management(AUM) started 2018 at a record $3.21tn.

More hedge funds launch in 2017 than close their doors for first time since 2015

Hedge fund launches exceeded liquidations on a quarterly basis for the first time in over two years, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) data.

Mixed story for hedge funds in second quarter as launches and liquidations fall

Hedge fund launches and liquidations declined in the second quarter as hedge funds posted steady gains through what has been a volatile quarter, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

North America dominates shrinking FoHF sector

Ever since the financial crisis began, funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) have been under pressure. Although there was some growth in 2014, FoHFs again experienced a wave of liquidations over 2015.

Hedge fund 2015 liquidations up, launch numbers drop and performance falters

Hedge fund liquidations increased in 2015, according to data from HFR. Launches also declined, hitting a low point not seen since 2010.

Hedge funds outperform equity markets but launches decline in first half of 2015

Hedge fund launches and liquidations declined through the first half of 2015 as financial market volatility increased. However, HFRI performance topped equity markets in the firs six months.

More hedge fund launches in Q1 as management fees continue to rise and performance fees drop

Hedge fund launches rose to their highest level in three quarters in the first quarter of 2015. Strong performance industry-wide drove total global hedge fund capital and the number of hedge funds to record levels.