Preqin Special Report: Activist Hedge Funds (Preqin)

June 2014

KEYWORDS: hedge fund activism, Volatility, absolute return, assets under management, AUM, Hedge Fund Launches, Hedge Fund Performance

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Preqin

Organizations:
  • Preqin

Summary:
Hedge funds using shareholder activism as a method of investment have been a big talking point in the industry in recent years. These funds appear to be growing in terms of both numbers and size, with Preqin data indicating that activist hedge funds now account for more than $100bn in combined assets under management. Activism is becoming a more widely utilized approach and this is leading to more hedge fund managers seeing viable opportunities for investment in this area; there were 28 new hedge funds with an activist approach launched in 2013, representing the highest number of activist fund launches since 2007.

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