The Seward & Kissel New Hedge Fund Study – 2012 Edition (Seward & Kissel)

April 2013

KEYWORDS: asset allocation, commodity trading advisor, credit hedge funds, equity hedge funds, fees, hedge fund infrastructure, Hedge Fund Launches, hedge funds, Liquidity, Macro, multi-strategy funds, redemption terms, Seeders, Seeding, strategic risk, strategy

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Driven by our commitment to understanding the dynamics of the hedge fund marketplace, each year Seward & Kissel conducts a hedge fund study of newly formed hedge funds sponsored by new U.S.-based managers entering the market in 2012.  The study covers the 2012 launches of Seward & Kissel clients; we believe that the number is large enough to extract a representative sample of important data points that are relevant to the hedge fund industry.  The study analyzed investment strategies, incentive allocations/management fees, liquidity and structures, as well as whether any form of strategic capital was raised.

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