Energy Hedge Fund Center Now Tracking 600 Energy and Environmental Hedge Funds

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The 3 year old New York-based Energy Hedge Fund Center LLC is now tracking over 600 energy and environmental hedge funds. The center is an online community of investors, managers, and investment banks interested in the robust energy and environmental hedge fund sector. Continued interest of investors continues to be in energy commodity and green hedge funds. Recently, the center is also seeing an uptick in environmental fund of funds.

The Energy Hedge Fund Center, LLC (EHFC) reports that it is now tracking over 600 energy and environmental hedge funds in its Directory of Energy Hedge Funds. Since its launch in October 2004, the directory has constantly grown reflecting investor appetite for energy oriented hedge funds. Recent trends include the growth of carbon and environmental energy funds and, as the total universe of energy hedge funds has grown and matured funds of hedge funds in the energy and environment sector.

"Our breakthrough study of hedge funds in energy issued in late 2004 identified 180 hedge funds, mostly equity long/short and commodity trading vehicles. Since then, the directory has grown three-fold and the types of strategies followed by hedge funds in energy and environment has also grown and matured," said Dr. Gary M. Vasey, co-founder of the Energy Hedge Fund Center, LLC. "Today, nothing much has changed in terms of the attractiveness of all aspects of the energy industry for investors and that is reflected in the growing number of hedge funds that operate in the various energy markets and sectors."

"Despite well publicized energy hedge fund blow ups, we continue to see more investors deploying capital in the energy and environmental sector. We also see the closure to investors of some larger funds and niche strategies which leads to more opportunities for new fund managers in this dynamic sector," Peter C. Fusaro, co-founder of the Energy Hedge Fund Sector and chairman of Global Change Associates in New York. "We expect more energy commodity and green funds for 2008!"

The directory is available as a subscription service at the Energy Hedge Fund Center (http://www.energyhedgefunds.com).

About The Energy Hedge Fund Center, LLC
Energy Hedge Fund Center, LLC maintains a free on-line community (http://www.energyhedgefunds.com) providing news, articles and general information about the nexus of energy, environment and hedge funds. It also publishes a subscription based electronic newsletter Energy Hedge and the directory of energy hedge funds.

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