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April 27, 2011

Reuters: Hedge funds hit $2tr AuM

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BOSTON, April 19 (Reuters) – Hedge funds are back and bigger than ever

BOSTON, April 19 (Reuters) – Hedge funds are back and bigger than ever.

Fueled by fresh investor demand, these loosely regulated portfolios now manage $2.02 trillion, marking an all-time high for the industry, data released on Tuesday by Hedge Fund Research (HFR) show.

The previous record for assets was $1.93 trillion and was reached in the second quarter of 2008.

Investors added $32 billion in new money during the first three months of 2011, sending the biggest amount of new dollars to hedge funds since the third quarter of 2007, HFR said.

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