HFR Market Microstructure Hedge Fund Industry Report – Second Quarter 2011 (Hedge Fund Research, Inc.)

September 14, 2011

KEYWORDS: Single-Manager Funds, Hedge Fund Launches, Hedge Fund Performance, Direct Invesment in Hedge Funds, Fund of Funds



  • Hedge Fund Research, Inc.


New hedge fund launches in the second quarter of 2011 totaled 280, a slight decline from the 298 new funds that were launched in the first quarter, according to data released today by HFR in the latest edition of Market Microstructure Report: 2Q11. The first half launch total of 578 was the strongest six months since the first half of 2007, as total hedge fund industry capital reached a record level of $2.04 trillion. Fund liquidations in 2Q totaled 191, a slight increase from the 1Q total of 181; the liquidation total for the second quarter represents an attrition rate of 2.07 percent.

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