Hedge Fund Growth
Hedge Fund Industry Growth | Quotes
Here is a refreshingly optimistic article amidst the recent onslaught of hedge fund redemption notices and closures. I agree with almost everything said below:
In spite of suffering more than most markets in the global downturn, hedge funds are likely to bounce back faster than other markets. That is the view of Barclay's Capital director Frank Gerhard whose company is a major player in the regional hedge fund market and is in the process of launching a Sharia-compliant hedge fund platform along with Sharia Capital.
"We have been running a roadshow around the region and there is still a lot of institutional and high net worth individual interest in the sector.
"What we are likely to see is hedge funds bouncing back in the first quarter of next year even if equity markets remain depressed.
"Each time there is a major market downturn, like the Asia crisis of 1998 or the slump after the dotcom bubble burst, we have seen alternative investments like hedge funds bounce back far quicker than other investments.
"Even if we are going to continue seeing a bear market next year hedge funds can still be successful by shorting in this environment.
"We have been talking to a lot on institutions in the region and we expect them to start making decisions to invest in the hedge fund sector early in the new year.
"We are quite positive because even though things have been very dark the night is always darkest just before the dawn. Source