Today, there are approximately 11,000 hedge funds in the world. Preqin, a provider of data analytics for the alternative assets industry, reports that 60 percent of hedge fund managers are based in North America, 21 percent in Europe (especially the United Kingdom), and 14 percent in the Asia-Pacific region (primarily in Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore). According to Institutional Investor Alpha’s 2015 ranking, the largest hedge fund firms by assets under management in the world were:
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