Must-Know Hedge Fund Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"The global hedge fund industry manages approximately $3.6 trillion in assets."

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"About 44% of hedge funds used fundamental strategies in 2020."

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"68% of institutional investors allocated their assets to hedge funds in 2020."

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"In 2020, the global hedge fund industry had a positive return of 11.6%."

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"77% of hedge funds outperformed the global equity market during the first quarter of 2020."

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"65% of hedge funds employ long-short strategies."

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"There are approximately 575 institutional investors actively investing in fund of hedge funds in 2021."

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"35% of hedge fund assets were managed by firms with 10 or fewer employees in 2019."

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"In 2020, hedge fund managers allocated 3.85% of their portfolios to technology sub-sectors."

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"The top 20 hedge fund managers on the Forbes 400 list have a combined net worth of over $223 billion."

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"In 2019, hedge funds started with $18.6 billion in net withdrawals by investors."

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"There were 278 hedge fund launches in the first half of 2020."

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"In 2020, female fund managers represented around 11% of total hedge fund managers."

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"The median management fee for hedge funds was around 1.5% in 2019."

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