A week or two ago we posted on new hedge fund launches in 2010. There have been more than 40 and we are just half way through the year. However, its important to remember more hedge funds have failed, imploded, or shut their doors than have opened in recent years. The Hedge Fund Implode O-Meter has tracked more than 100 hedge fund "implosions" since 2006.
Even though hedge fund launches have regained some strength since the worst of the global financial crisis, there is still the potential for more turmoil and both new and existing hedge funds may face difficult prospects in the years ahead.