Hedge funds face challenges of 2011 with optimism

Facing the future

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Hedge funds consolidated their recovery in 2010 with positive returns, growing inflows and improving business practices, offering plenty of reason for optimism heading into 2011.

Following a difficult start to the year, hedge fund performance picked up strongly in the third and fourth quarters, helped by a rally in global markers in the wake of the US Federal Reserve’s decision to inject $600 billion into the US economy in a second round of quantitative easing (QE2).

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