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Greatest asset raising environment in the history of the hedge fund industry

Greatest asset raising environment in the history of the hedge fund industry

By Don Steinbrugge (pictured), Agecroft Partners – The next 15 months will be the greatest asset raising environment in the history of the hedge fund industry and potentially a once-in-a-career opportunity for managers to grow assets. The strength of asset flows to managers will be much stronger than many industry professionals expect and potentially surpass USD1 trillion. 

OUTLOOK

Investors are turning increasingly bullish on hedge funds, new Barclays outlook shows

Investors are turning increasingly bullish on hedge funds, new Barclays outlook shows

The resurgent investor appetite for hedge funds is underlined in new data from Barclays’ Prime Services Capital Solutions unit, which shows allocator flows turning positive for the first time in four years, new hedge fund launches outweighing liquidations, increased investor willingness to make allocations without in-person meetings, and total industry assets soaring to an all-time record of USD4 trillion.

INVESTMENTS

“Dig deeper”: Why Syz Capital is looking beyond hedge funds and private equity in hunt for uncorrelated returns

“Dig deeper”: Why Syz Capital is looking beyond hedge funds and private equity in hunt for uncorrelated returns

Investors must look beyond hedge funds and private equity in their quest for uncorrelated returns, according to Marc Syz (pictured), co-founder and managing partner at Syz Capital, who believes niche assets – such as litigation finance and life settlements – can offer investors improved portfolio diversification.

PRIVATE DEBT

Consultants see continued drive towards ‘alternative’ private debt, including regulatory capital and direct lending strategies

Consultants see continued drive towards ‘alternative’ private debt, including regulatory capital and direct lending strategies

Private debt strategies continue to gain investor traction, as institutional allocators look to increasingly esoteric ‘alternative’ fixed- income- style products, according to interviews with global and boutique investment consultancies conducted by Private Equity Wire.