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Growing Up: A New Environment for Hedge Funds

Growing Up: A New Environment for Hedge Funds

The hedge fund industry is in the midst of a transformation. The growth environment is constantly changing and, as a result, managers have become more focused than ever on improving performance and operational effectiveness. New strategies, new investors, new markets and new (and often more customized) products and services are forever changing the market dynamics.

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The hedge fund industry is in the midst of a transformation. The growth environment is constantly changing and, as a result, managers have become more focused than ever on improving performance and operational effectiveness. New strategies, new investors, new markets and new (and often more customized) products and services are forever changing the market dynamics.

This report incorporates the views of more than 100 hedge fund managers representing approximately USD440 billion of assets under management (AUM). Online survey respondents included hedge funds of all sizes, with 43 percent of respondents managing less than USD500 million, 16 percent managing between USD500 million and USD999 million, and 30 percent managing greater than USD1 billion in AUM. Eighty-four percent of respondents identified themselves as single fund managers and 16 percent as ‘fund of fund’ managers.

The geographic dispersion of our respondents broadly reflects the overall market with more than a third of respondents identifying North America as their headquarters and around a quarter citing the UK. Around a fifth of our respondents reported being headquartered in either (non-UK) Europe or Asia-Pacific. This report also benefited from a series of structured one-on-one interviews with leading hedge fund managers in major centers around the world who provided deeper insight into the opportunities and strategies they were undertaking to drive growth in this new environment.

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