2014 Hedge Funds Update: New regulations and shift to institutional money challenge smaller firms (Grant Thornton)

February 2014

KEYWORDS: assets under management, AUM, hedge funds, Preqin, Singapore, United Kingdom, Asian Hedge Funds, strategy, Hedge Fund Regulation, bad actors, FATCA, custody, swaps, Volcker Rule, CFTC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Authors:

Michael C. Patanella, Jack Katz

Organizations:
  • Grant Thornton

Summary:
Total worldwide assets for the hedge fund industry at the end of 2013 were $2.01 trillion, the highest level since June 2008 when global AUM peaked at $1.95 trillion. The U.S. and UK continue to dominate, accounting for about 90% of all AUM. But other countries are making progress, notably Singapore, whose appearance in a recent Preqin Top 10 list signals a focus by the city-state on alternative investment vehicles.

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