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State of the Hedge Fund Industry in 2011

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    State of the Hedge Fund Industry in 2011 State of the Hedge Fund Industry in 2011 Presentation Transcript

    • 2011: State of the Hedge Fund Industry
    • Hedge Fund Market Impressions in 2011
      Through the first five months of 2011 (Jan-May), the industry brought in $75b – the heaviest inflow since 2007
      Despite increased inflows, performance has been lackluster – returns were at just 2.1% through May
      The average hedge fund lost 1.22% in June 2011
      Regulations continue to play a big role and will affect operational and technology decisions for the remainder of the year
      Cloud services is the biggest trend in hedge fund technology
    • What challenges are funds facing today?
      Performance is always a key challenge for hedge funds and investment firms
      Increased competition is fueling challenges around asset-raising for firms of all sizes and strategies
      Uncertainty about hedge fund regulation (e.g. Dodd-Frank) remains
    • What are we seeing from new start-ups?
      2011 is continuing the trend from last year in terms of increasing numbers of start-up hedge funds entering the space
      Firms are often smaller in size than in previous years
      Many are using managed account structures
      Long/short equity continues to be the most popular strategy among start-up funds
    • Advice for smaller funds entering the market?
      Have a plan – especially around your technology infrastructure and risk management practices
      Create a technology roadmap that takes your firm’s future growth into account
      Put processes in place to function as if you were a large, enterprise organization (even if you are not!)
      At the end of the day, your success will be measured by your performance
    • Are investor requirements changing?
      When it comes to technology, investors want to see:
      Disaster Recovery System
      Business Continuity Plan
      Role of the technology provider is changing accordingly
      No longer just keeping the lights on
      Drawings of systems and processes are not sufficient
      Service providers being pulled into due diligence meetings
    • How is the cloud changing the hedge fund space?
      The technology otherwise known as the “cloud” has been in place for years
      CRM and OMS tools have been utilizing the cloud for many years
      Private cloud services are now being embraced by the hedge fund community and its investors
      It is important to understand the difference between Public and Private clouds – as they are two entities entirely
      Funds should educate themselves and their investors about the cloud, particularly cloud security
    • Is the cloud a passing trend or here to stay?
      Hedge funds will continue to adopt cloud solutions, particularly as a result of their increased flexibility and scalability
      Easy to increase storage, networking, bandwidth, etc.
      Large firms are even building their own private clouds
      In 3-5 years, it would not be out of the question for 100% of hedge funds to be utilizing the cloud in some way
    • Contributors
      The material put forth in this presentation is attributed to:
      Tiger GlobalManagement
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