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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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.
By Niki Natarajan
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
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