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New research finds hedge funds see institutional credibility is key for growth

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

New global research undertaken by analyst firm Aite Group and SunGard finds that hedge funds see institutional credibility as a key element for profitability and achieving growth.

The research surveyed 40 senior executives and managers from Tier I and Tier II hedge funds in the U.S., Europe and Asia and found that nearly 80% of firms see their investment management infrastructure as critical to achieving more efficient operations. The survey finds: "The concept of institutional credibility is the idea of the ability of an investment firm to instil confidence to the outside world surrounding its operational stability and reliability."

Paul Compton, head of strategy for SunGard’s Asset Management business said: "The survey confirms the importance of what we are calling 'institutional credibility’ – a concept that will be immediately recognisable to anyone in the world of hedge funds. The fund-raising process now involves much more detailed operational due diligence than in the early days of the industry. To achieve institutional credibility, hedge funds today need to focus on ensuring they have an operating model that stands up under scrutiny from investors and regulators, that supports their business development and the search for alpha, and that enables them to control rising cost pressures."

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