FUNDS OF HEDGE FUNDS: Mayhem, mergers and managing money after Madoff

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In a recent poll of the InvestHedge Billion Dollar Club – made up of 103 funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) with more than $1bn in assets – 61% of those that responded stated that consolidation was likely to continue over the coming five years. Yet, at the same time, an overwhelming 76% of the same universe said they would only grow their businesses organically. DATA INCLUDES: Managed accounts assets in H1 2012, Composite media performance, InvestHedge Billion Dollar Club Super League, Asset growth over 10 years.

NIKI NATARAJAN, EDITOR, INVESTHEDGE

     Contents
INTRODUCTION: Modest rise in global assets belies the struggle for performance
US/AMERICAS: Never confuse motion with action
EUROPE: Managers remain on trial in pivotal time for the industry
ASIA: Multi-strategy funds retain and strengthen their position
GLOBAL ASSETS: Hedge fund assets edge up again despite weak returns
GLOBAL BILLION DOLLAR CLUB: Trend toward consolidation continues
PRIME BROKER SURVEY: Goldman still tops in a fast-changing hedge fund world post-2008
NEW FUNDS: Assets slide in first half
INDUSTRY OUTLOOK SURVEY: Leading

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