Global Review: August 2014
Like all areas of the financial services world, the asset management industry is changing and hedge funds are driving many of the most significant changes. Convergence between the alternative and mainstream investment management markets is accelerating.
Managed accounts: Driving growth in global hedge fund investment
As money has started to flow back strongly into the hedge fund industry – particularly from the institutional investment community – investors are rightly demanding far more say over how they invest with hedge fund managers, how their assets are managed and how much visibility they have into what their managers are doing.
UCITS 2014: Europe’s fast-growing route into alternatives
Fuelled by a powerful mix of supply and demand factors, the alternative UCITS fund industry has developed into one of the fastest-growing sectors of Europe’s investment management universe.
CHINA: building a modern asset management industry
The pace and scale of China’s recent efforts to liberalise, deregulate, modernise and internationalise its asset management industry – and the alternative investment industry in particular – have surprised and delighted all those doing business in this fast-growing and potentially vast market.
New Standards in Investor Transparency
The good governance gospel tells you that transparency ultimately supports performance, but try telling that to famously uncommunicative managers.
Global Review 2014
The recovery of the global hedge fund industry in 2012, which we reported in last year's editions of the Global Review, has moved up a gear over the past year.
Hong Kong: Developing a world-class Asian hedge fund centre
Hong Kong has established itself as the dominant centre in Asia’s fast-evolving hedge fund world – with a growing pool of local investment talent, with international-quality strengths in infrastructure and operations, and with China’s rapidly emerging asset management as its backyard.
Ireland – A key centre in the hedge fund world
With the AIFM Directive ushering in a new era for hedge funds in Europe, and with new UCITS legislation set to boost that growing fund sector too, Ireland looks well-placed to capitalise on the opportunities and challenges ahead as a key global player in a changing hedge fund world.