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Barclays Capital Solutions examines evolving fund of hedge fund and consultants landscape

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

A new study from Barclays Capital Solutions Group entitled Battle for the Middle: The Evolving Landscape and Value Proposition of FoHFs and Consultants examines the role of intermediaries between investors and Hedge Funds (HFs), Fund of Hedge Funds (FoHFs) and Investment Consultants (ICs)in the hedge fund eco-system. Barclays estimates that they are the conduit through which over $1.5tln of assets flow from investors to HF managers. "Additionally, in their role as active spokespersons for the HF industry, they educate and inform the investor community about HFs’ role in investment portfolios, making it easier than it has been, historically, for HF managers to find a place in investors’ portfolios" Barclays writes.

The global financial crisis brought disruption and changed to the HF industry and associated intermediaries and the result has been a lot of speculation on how HF intermediaries have been or will be impacted in the future, from the impending 'demise’ of the FoHF model to the buzz around convergence of HF intermediary models and the rise of customised solutions.

The Strategic Consulting team at Barclays researched further into these developments and their potential implications for FoHFs and Consultants in particular. Key findings include:

I. Industry size and market structure According to their estim......................

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