Prospects for Hedge Funds Positive

According to Frank Packard, the representative for Triple-A Partners Ltd, which is a provider of start-up capital for hedge funds,

“Hedge funds that are surviving and prospering will see an increase in their assets under management going forward. Hedge fund investors tend to be more long-term than month-to- month and we may be seeing some people taking money out of the equities market to invest in hedge funds.”

Eurekahedge, the Singapore-based research firm declared that the global hedge fund benchmark is up 16% so far this year, and if this trend continues then hedge funds will experience their best yearly performance since 2003. This is a great positive trend, especially considering 2008 was the worst year in history for hedge funds, due to the world-wide financial crisis.

There was a net loss of number of hedge funds, with 150 new funds begun and 150 old funds closing shop, according to Eurekahedge.

Published by James Heinsman

James has worked as a hedge fund manager for years. As someone who has always enjoyed multi-tasking, James brings his vast financial experience and his hedge fund background to his position as writer and editor for Hedge Crunch. Editor James Heinsman can be contacted at james(at)hedgecrunch.com.