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Preqin Says “Top 500 Hedge Funds Control 90% of Industry Assets”

Following to Preqin research released, the 505 largest hedge fund managers in the world, each with over $1 billion under management, control 90 percent of the industry’s assets.
They collectively manage $2.39 trillion of the industry’s $2.66tn in assets but account for just 11% of active firms, the industry tracker said in a statement.
“The increase in hedge fund assets is being driven by allocations from the largest investors in hedge funds, those which currently allocate more than $1bn to the asset class,” said Amy Bensted, head of hedge funds products.
“With these investors allocating approximately $650bn to hedge funds, an 18% increase from this time last year, it will be important for hedge fund managers to attract inflows from these prominent institutional investors,” Ms Bensted added.
Public pension funds make up 25% of the money invested by those institutions, with sovereign wealth funds at 16%, up from 7% a year earlier, and private sector pension funds making up 15%.
Source: Irish Examiner

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