The French connection

country focus: france

The European hedge fund industry was once concentrated in just two markets: England and Switzerland. Today, other markets such as France, Italy, Sweden and Spain have emerged as common locations for hedge fund managers. This relatively new trend, which really began in 2000, can be explained by the recent development of onshore markets for European hedge funds.

France actually has a relatively long history in hedge fund management and investment, right back to 1988 when the French regulatory b