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The Changing Landscap for Hedge Funds


Barron's: Best 100 Hedge Funds

One measure of how tough it is to excel: Only about 40% of last year's funds made this year's list. Another sign: Fund liquidations continued to rise from a postrecession low of 743 in 2010 to 873 in 2012. That despite net flows and appreciation of hedge funds of more than $244 billion in 2012, pushing industry assets above $2.25 trillion, according to data compiler HFR. That's a 60% gain over year-end 2008's $1.4 trillion.