New Hedge Fund Firms Still Abound In U.K.

Feb 3 2010 | 7:35pm ET

Despite fundraising difficulties and an uncertain regulatory environment, there’s no shortage of new hedge funds looking to come on line in London.

The British Financial Services Authority gave the green light to more new hedge fund firms than almost any other type of financial advisory or trading firm in the fourth quarter, according to consultancy IMAS. The FSA authorized 60 hedge fund managers during the last three months of the year; only general fund management companies won more approvals, with 72.

All told, the FSA authorized less than 200 companies in the fourth quarter of last year. In particular, shyness struck those mulling new private equity firms, with the number of applications from the sector falling tremendously during the second half.


In Depth

Steinbrugge: Will Hedge Funds Help or Hurt During the Next Market Correction?

Sep 7 2016 | 11:55pm ET

Most investors have become accustomed to quick rebounds when markets correct, but...

Lifestyle

Quattrex Sports AG Debuts Soccer-Focused UCITS Fund

Sep 9 2016 | 9:54pm ET

Innovative alternative investment company Quattrex Sports has unveiled a new UCITS...

Guest Contributor

Malik: The Ever-Changing Middle Market and The Entering Class of 2016

Sep 2 2016 | 5:01pm ET

Deal sourcing and origination is only going to get more competitive given current...