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Advent identifies five trends for alternatives in 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Advent Software has identified what it believes to be five key trends for alternatives over 2013. It writes that in 2012, the global alternative investment industry continued to grapple with the Eurozone debt crisis, a slowing of growth in Asia and the sluggishness of the US recovery. "European funds saw mixed results in a volatile market trying to come to grips with uncertainty in Greece and Spain. In Asia, hedge funds saw a return to positive performance following the previous year’s negative numbers, yet many funds in the region shut down and more may follow. US funds, too, bounced back from a down year, although overall performance has thus far lagged the S&P 500. Hedge fund capital invested in emerging markets reached record levels".

Further challenges to funds have come as they have had to assimilate and adjust to the regulatory tentacles of Dodd-Frank in the US and Europe’s AIFM Directive and EMIR. "Five years later, the effects of 2008 still reverberate" Advent says.

Based on conversations with alternative investment clients, including hedge funds, administrators and prime brokers, as well as internal consultants, the firm has identified the top five trends affecting the alternative industry in 2013. "While not scientific, these predictions are based on what we’ve heard from our investment management clients as well as the opinions of our own subject matter experts" they say.......................

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