Asset Growth Past 2009
I just found a press release on announcing a study completed by The Bank of New York Mellon predicting hedge fund assets to settle at $1 trillion in 2009 but then expand again to over $2.6 trillion over the following four years. My discussions with other managers lead me to agree that this may happy - hopefully capital gains taxation and additional regulations do not hamper the re-growth of the industry after this year.
Hedge fund assets will bottom out at roughly $1 trillion in 2009, after which capital appreciation and $800 billion in net inflows over the next four years will push global levels to $2.6 trillion by 2013, according to a new study of institutional investors, investment consultants and hedge funds released today by The Bank of New York Mellon (BK) and Casey, Quirk & Associates.
The study, entitled "The Hedge Fund of Tomorrow: Building an Enduring Firm," found that institutions remain firmly committed to hedge fund investing. Institutional investors comprised less than 20% of hedge fund redemptions in 2008-2009, and North American pension plans will represent the single largest source of new capital between 2010 and 2013, followed by British and Northern European institutions. Global high net worth investors could account for as much as 60% of new net flows between 2010 and 2013, although their return to hedge fund strategies will rely on capital market conditions and hedge fund performance. source