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


Michael C. Patanella, Jack Katz

  • Grant Thornton

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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