A new report by Citi,’The Rise of Liquid Alternatives & the Changing Dynamics of Alternative Product Manufacturing and Distribution’ says, “Institutional assets will account for 71% of global hedge fund industry assets as of the end of 2017, up from 66% as of Dec. 31, 2012, and 53% at the end of 2007.”
“Citi’s researchers predicted assets managed in U.S. liquid alternative funds (including hedge fund strategies and exchange-traded funds) will rise 198% to $908 billion at the end of 2017 from the end of 2012.” P&I reports.
The 2013 Citi Prime Finance annual hedge fund report is based on data from interviews conducted in February and March with 82 organizations, including institutional investors, hedge fund managers, traditional money managers and investment consultants. Collective hedge fund assets totaled $336 billion, and the organizations managed or advised on a total of $5.6 trillion.
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