U.K. Hedge Fund Industry Employ 40,000

Jan 26 2009 | 1:13pm ET

Despite the downturn, hedge funds are still a major force in the U.K. economy. The British hedge fund industry currently employs an estimated 40,000 people, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association.

AIMA estimates that the number of people employed directly by hedge funds and funds of hedge funds is about 10,000, while there are also at least 30,000 jobs among the industry’s advisers and service providers, such as prime brokers and legal and accounting services that are dependent on the industry.

AIMA’s research manager Tom Kehoe said these figures are conservative estimates of the industry’s overall workforce.

“The hedge fund industry is a major part of the financial services sector of the U.K. economy and it does contribute substantially in terms of employment figures,” said Andrew Baker, chief executive of AIMA.


In Depth

Q&A: MackeyRMS's Chris Mackey On A High Tech Fix To Broker Votes

Jun 23 2017 | 8:17pm ET

The looming implementation of the EU’s MiFID II rules regarding research has put...

Lifestyle

CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered...

Guest Contributor

Steinbrugge: Asia-Focused Hedge Funds Offer Great Opportunities

Jun 23 2017 | 3:33pm ET

Emerging market strategies have outperformed their developed-market peers for five...

 

From the current issue of