Thursday, July 15, 2010

Top hedge fund firm launches of 2010 YTD raise over $700 million

The first six months of 2010 have seen a number of new firm foundings, fund launches, and spin-offs in the hedge fund world, some led by a new generation of young managers and others headed by industry veterans looking to start anew or reassert their investing prowess. But the figures from this year’s halfway point also mark an adjustment to the norms of hedge fund launches. The most noticeable changes are the dramatic fundraising difficulties facing hedge fund managers worldwide: so far this year, not one new hedge fund firm has launched with close to $500 million in assets under management, not to mention anything comparable to the $1 billion raised by Roc Capital Management and its founder Arvind Raghunathan or the $800 million Tony Chedraoui raised for the Tyrus Capital LLP launch last year.

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