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Hedge fund launches reach 185 in Q1 2022

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A total of 185 new hedge fund launched in the first three months of 2022, according to data from hedge fund research firm HFR, the second highest quarterly total since Q4 2017 (190 launches).

The latest HFR Market Microstructure Report reveals that new launches jumped from 113 in the last three months of 2021 to reach register the highest new launch rate since Q1 last year when 189 funds made their debut.

In the trailing 12 months ending Q1 2022, an estimated 610 total new hedge funds have launched. 

New Macro hedge fund launches reached 45 in Q1, topping both Event-Driven and Relative Value Arbitrage, and trailing only Equity Hedge funds, which saw an estimated 78 new funds launch.

The number of hedge fund liquidations increased narrowly from the prior quarter, as an estimated 126 funds closed their doors in Q1 22, up slightly from 117 fund liquidations in Q4 2021. In the trailing 12 months ending Q1 2022, an estimated 494 funds have liquidated.

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