Convergence continues among investors as global $1bn FoHF industry hits $590bn

Thu Mar 7, 2013


Managed accounts, consultants and FoHFs race to offer ‘investment solutions’ rather than investment management as adaptability becomes key to growth


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By Niki Natarajan

  
The year 2012 did not see the end of the world, as the Mayans predicted, but during the Chinese Year of the Water Dragon, the global fund of hedge fund community witnessed continued turbulence as the way money is invested in hedge funds continues to converge. Driven by recently empowered investors, many of whom are unwilling to take risks or embrace the volatility required to harness returns in the current global low-interest-rate environment, the Chinese Year of the Snake in 2013 will see further transformation.

As Davina MacKail points out, there will be less drama but, nonetheless, the lines will continue to blur between traditional FoHFs, managed account providers and hedge fund consultants in the turf war to advise on hedge fund assets, and increasingly other alternatives.

Prior to this converging world of alternative investing,...

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