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Preqin Reports Top Hedge Fund Strategies In 2014, 2015 Outlook

New York (HedgeCo.Net) The go-to-portal for hedge fund research, Preqin, has released their Annual Global Hedge Fund Report for 2015. Preqin reports that although 2014 was a disappointing year for hedge fund managers and investors in terms of performance, inflows continued to outpace redemptions.

Screenshot 2015-02-26 12.41.49Although some high profile investors cut hedge funds from their portfolios; fund managers still saw opportunities to launch new strategies and new products, such as liquid alternatives, has opened up hedge fund investment to a wider audience, Preqin reports. The hedge fund industry accumulated $355bn in assets as a whole over the course of 2014.

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The Preqin survey also shows that regulation is still a major concern for hedge fund managers and consultants, 58% of managers say that new regulations will have a negative impact on the industry, an 8% increase compared to last year.

2015 Outlook

2015 looks set to be another year for asset growth, according to a series of interviews Preqin conducted with over 150 hedge fund managers in November 2014.

Hedge fund managers were asked to give their opinion on a variety of issues they face in the industry today, the key challenges in 2015, regulation and their outlook on the industry’s growth potential over the year.

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Noticeable trends include:

  • A large proportion (70%) of individual fund management groups noted that they had grown over the course of 2014
  • Just 9% of fund managers witnessed outflows.
  • Fund managers continue to see an increase in the amount of capital they receive from institutional investors
  • 44% of fund managers witnessed an increase in 2014, compared to 41% in 2013.
  • Continuing a trend witnessed over 2013, inflows from sources of private wealth such as family offices, wealth managers and high-networth individuals have outpaced that of institutional investors in 2014.
  • 58% of hedge fund managers whose investors include family offices and wealth managers, and 59% of fund managers that have high-net-worth support reported that they have seen inflows from these investors in 2014.

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