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Hedge funds up 1.7% in 1H 2011

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Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, were up 1.7% in the first half of 2011, posting positive performance in four out of six months, according to the latest Dow Jones Credit Suisse industry review.

The industry saw an estimated USD33.8 billion in inflows in the first half of 2011. At this pace, the industry is on track to triple the asset inflows received in 2010

Fixed Income Arbitrage experienced the largest inflows in the first half of 2011, gaining USD18.4 billion followed by Global Macro (+USD14.4 billion) and Long/Short Equity (+USD9.0 billion)

Including performance gains, we estimate current industry assets under management grew to USD1.8 trillion as of June 30, 2011 up from USD1.7 trillion on December 31, 2010

Large hedge funds (those with over USD500 million) continued to dominate asset raising in the second quarter of 2011 with over USD12.1 billion of inflows.

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