Then and Now: The Hedge Fund Industry in 2008 and 2014 (Preqin)

September 2014

KEYWORDS: hedge funds, financial crisis, investors, hedge fund investor, institutional capital, Hedge Fund Performance, Hedge Fund Regulation



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The collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 can be considered the very height of the global fi nancial crisis (GFC) of 2007/2008. Six years on, policy makers, institutions and asset managers have worked to introduce new regulations and reform outdated business practices in order to avoid another major economic downturn, and restore stability and growth to the global economy. Lehman’s bankruptcy and the wider effects of the credit crisis have had a lasting impact on the hedge fund sector, and the industry has undergone many changes in order to win back investor confi dence and meet the needs of a growing audience of institutional investors allocating capital to hedge funds. Here we examine the hedge fund landscape in September 2008, at the height of the GFC, and today, six years on, to highlight some of these



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