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eVestment hedge fund administrator survey shows solid growth in assets under administration for first half 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

According to the 13th edition of eVestment's Hedge Fund Administrator Survey, the alternatives industry continues to grow steadily, with assets under administration climbing throughout the first half of 2013 - hedge fund AUA grew by 13.31% in the first half of 2013, significantly improving from the 5.56% AUA increase the second half of 2012. The total alternative investment assets under administration reached $5.904tn; hedge fund AUA ballooned to $3.411tn while fund of hedge funds AUA rose modestly to $812.5bn.

The survey is a semi-annual publication and a measuring stick of the administration industry’s hedge fund and alternatives businesses, including regional representations. 38 firms participated in the survey, with the five largest accounting for 67.32% of total administered hedge fund assets.

Single manager hedge fund AUA grew by 13.31% in the first half of 2013, improving significantly from the 5.56% growth recorded over the second half of 2012. Fund of hedge funds totaled $812.5bn across 33 participating administrations firms and 4,036 funds. Growth in the fund of hedge fund space slightly underperformed single manager funds, pointing to continued weakness in the fund of funds group as investor interest shifts.

The survey showed that FoHF AUA i......................

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