Tuesday, March 17, 2009


We Estimate Hedge Fund Liquidations of $268 Billion (13.6% of Assets)

The topical study from the March 2009 issue of The Hedge Fund Flow Report. Gain insight into industry trends and hedge fund asset flows before you make your next important decision.

Estimates of the hedge fund industry size, which was widely assumed to be around $2.0 trillion in December 2007, varied dramatically in the last quarter of 2008. HedgeFund Intelligence estimated that hedge funds assets fell to $1.8 trillion in December 2008, Hedge Fund Research estimated assets fell to $1.4 trillion.

Reporting rate plummets in the fourth quarter. We estimate that 71.5% of the funds which stopped reporting were liquidated.

As of December 2007, 1,999 hedge funds and 1,152 funds of hedge funds reported their assets and returns to BarclayHedge. By December 2008, only 1,457 hedge funds and 840 funds of hedge funds still disclosed their data. We surveyed the funds which stopped reporting. In terms of assets, 71.5% of the funds which stopped reporting were liquidated, 13.7% elected not to report their assets to BarclayHedge and 14.8% did not return our calls . . .

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From the March 2009 issue of The Hedge Fund Flow Report. The Hedge Fund Flow Report combines the accuracy of the BarclayHedge database with the analytical insight of TrimTabs Investment Research. The report is generated by TrimTabs Investment Research using the most current data on thousands of hedge funds. An annual subscription includes 12 monthly updates as well as a spreadsheet containing historical flow aggregates by category.

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