European hedge funds come back

European hedge fund assets increased 11% last year, marking the first yearly increase since 2007


By Nick Evans

European hedge fund assets fell sharply after the financial crisis of 2008, but the industry is finally getting its mojo back. Thanks to a combination of solid performance and increased investment into these funds, total hedge fund assets in Europe have jumped 11% over the past year, climbing to $423 billion at the end of 2010 from $382 billion at the end of 2009—the first year-on-year increase in assets since 2007, according to the latest EuroHedge survey of European hedge fund assets.


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