Hedge Funds:
The Emergence of Quantitative Strategies, Big Data, & Activists

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Date Published: November 2, 2017
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The purpose of this research is to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of hedge funds, an industry which continues to grow rapidly despite relatively poor overall absolute & relative investment returns. This research analyzes hedge funds data by product structure and investment strategy, and offers a series of future predictions for hedge funds. This research is incorporated into TIburon's research on financial alterantive investments and its broader coverage of alternative investments.

This research begins with a situational analysis, including:

  • Growth in Popularity
  • Reasons Gained Popularity
  • Reasons Being Challenged

This research addresses the key historical phases of hedge funds, including: 

  • Emergence Phase
  • Strategy Diversification Phase
  • Rapid Growth Phase
  • Retrenchment Phase

    This research summarizes the market growth and highlights the leading hedge fund managers. 

    This research defines product structure segments, including:

    • Hedge Funds
      • United States Hedge Funds
      • Non-United States Hedge Funds
    • Hedge Funds-of-Funds

    This research defines key investment strategy segments, including:

    • Equity Hedge Fund Strategies
    • Arbitrage or Relative Value Hedge Fund Strategies
    • Event Driven Hedge Fund Strategies
    • Global Macro Hedge Fund Strategies

    This research defines key markets & distribution channels, including:

    • High Net Worth Consumers
      • United States High Net Worth Consumers
      • Non-United States High Net Worth Consumers
    • Institutional Markets
      • Endowments & Foundations
      • Defined Benefit Plans & Defined Contribution Plans

And this research makes several future predictions for hedge funds, including: 

  • Moderate Hedge Funds Market Growth
  • Rapid Growth of Quantitative Strategies
  • Rapid Rise of Big Data Opportunities
  • Continual Activists Headlines
  • Industry Maturization & Concentration of Net Flows
  • Declining Fees
  • Moderate Success of Liquid Alternatives
  • Emergence of Alternative Investments Platforms
  • Consolidation of the Hedge Funds Business
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