Forbes – Hedge fund managers (and would-be hedge fund managers) may finally have reason to celebrate this year — new fund launches are on the rise. If they keep up at this pace, it could be the first year since 2005 to show some annual growth in new fund formations.
This is on the heels of 2,100 hedge fund failures since the credit crisis. That some managers are dusting off and trying again could be a sign that the smart money sees some opportunity in the markets. It might also be that funds that had posted huge losses closed down so that the managers could start with fresh records, resetting high-water marks so that they can collect performance bonuses without making up the money lost in 2008.