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Seward & Kissel: Equity Hedge Fund Launches Falls To Just 56% Of All New Funds

A dramatic reshaping of the hedge fund landscape continued in 2017, as the percentage of new funds employing equity-based strategies fell significantly for the second year in a row, according to the Seward & Kissel 2017 New Hedge Fund Study, an annual analysis of new hedge funds performed by the leading law firm to the hedge fund industry. Since 2015, when eight out of 10 new hedge funds used equity-based strategies—a record high in the Seward & Kissel Study—that share has now fallen to just 56%, the lowest level since the Study’s inception in 2011. The full Study is available here. The 2017...