Consolidation has provided some managers with the m eans to grow their firm at a time when the wider fund of hedge funds industry has contracted both in terms of AUM and number of participants. The majority (60%) of investors active in hedge funds seek exposure to the asset class via multi-manager vehicles, either solely or as part of a […] Read more »
Hedge Fund M&A … Deals Are Flowing
By Madison Street Capital 2016 is gearing up to be one of the most active years in terms of M&A activity for the hedge fund industry. Propelled by the wave of transactions in the fourth quarter of 2015, many positive factors are leading indicators that M&A deal momentum will continue, positioning 2016 to be a […] Read more »
Acceleration in Downtrend for Funds of Hedge Funds
By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight Eurekahedge has just published its annual review of funds of hedge funds. It is difficult to find any good news in it. The divergence of the paths since the Credit Crunch of the single manager and multi-manager hedge fund businesses is well known, and is reflected in […] Read more »
Fund of Hedge Fund Takeovers – Bursting a Dam or Turning a Tap?
By Simon Kerr, Principal, Enhance Consulting and Publisher of “Hedge Fund Insight” For seven or eight years we have been told that a wave of M&A was about to roll over the fund of hedge funds sector. There have been different reasons over that period, they all pointed towards consolidation, but somehow it has […] Read more »