According to the data of HFR, published by the Financial Times, last year, only 561 new hedge funds were launched to the world market, the lowest amount in 18 years. The report notes that the number of new hedge funds has been decreasing annually since 2011. Investors last year counted on profits from hedge funds at the level of 7.2%, but received a disappointing figure of 1.6%. Only 13% of investors who participated in the survey of the Deutsche Bank were able to reach the expected results for 2018. HFR also reported that last year the number of closed hedge funds fell by 16% to 659 funds.