New Hedge Funds
There are somewhere between 15,000 and 19,000 hedge funds now in existence. Hundreds of new hedge funds are started each year and at least 10,000 are large enough to officially be noted within major databases and formal tracking systems.
Trends - New Hedge Funds
"The hedge fund industry remains a very exciting space, and professionals that want to be in an autonomous environment are still very attracted to hedge funds," says Marc Bender, chief operating officer of EFX Capital.
HFR data indicates that over 900 hedge funds were launched in 2007 alone while around 500 were liquidated. IDD notes that "This compares to 1,518 new funds in 2006 with 717 liquidations, and 2,073 launches and 848 liquidations in 2005, a record year. The pool of hedge funds in the almost-$2 trillion industry is around 10,000."
"There is a lot of talent in the market now, and it's a unique time on the Street as professionals are moving around," says Jeremy Frommer, head of global prime services for RBC Capital Market, adding "managers need capital to get off the ground."
Personally I believe that there will be hundreds of new hedge funds started every year for the next 7-10 years. Institutions are by and large increasing their allocations to these products and the surveys of the ultra-wealthy and high net worth financial advisers show a strong sense of confidence in increasingly using alternative assets within their portfolios. Soon I will start writing more often on exactly what financial advisers, family offices and institutions look for in hedge funds because if you work in the industry you will probably be interested in working for a hedge fund that is positioned for growth and if you invest in them I hope that you will contribute to the ongoing conversation here within this hedge fund blog and hopefully I will uncover at least one useful resource for you or your clients.
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