Reuters – Man Group plans to be a consolidator in the hedge fund industry in the long-term, said Chief Executive Peter Clarke, who thinks the industry could see redemptions of between a third and a quarter at the year-end. "Consolidation is undoubtedly going to happen … Longer-term we’d expect to be a consolidator in these markets," he told Reuters in an interview on Thursday.
However, he said the firm was "doing nothing in these markets, there’s too much uncertainty."
Clarke also said redemptions in the $1.7 trillion hedge fund industry of between a quarter and a third at the end of the year would be "the right sort of figure."
"The year-end is seeing significant levels of redemptions," he said.