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New Managers June 2013

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Barclays: the industry is maturing

The hedge fund business is growing at a slower pace with fewer, larger players in the market, according to a Barclays report out in mid-June. Assets under management are hitting an all-time high but fewer hedge funds are being launched, an indication of the industry's maturation, reported MarketWatch.

"Hedge fund managers looking to grow their assets under management today can no longer take inflows for granted," said Harry Harrison, head of prime services, rates, securitized products and municipals trading at Barclays. "This challenging capital raising environment requires them to have a clear growth strategy involving the choice of a business model that supports their growth ambitions."

The Isle of Man offers incentives for new funds who register there

Ian Morley is currently founder of Wentworth Hall Consultancy, told Opalesque:  "The Isle of Man is positively encouraging hedge funds to choose the Island as a location and offering incentives." The Island is offering 40% of certain costs covered for two years to new funds or start-up businesses who register there.

To make it easier for start-ups, the Financial Services Commission does not force the entire rules and regulations onto the start-up company until they have had a reasonable amount of time to go out and raise the funds intended, he added. "It is a graduated manager license. Of course you have to be approved and to report but for the serious start-up this is a rare situation to have a regulator that is sympathetic to the vagaries of markets and the one who will try to help not hinder growth. A real breath of fresh air." (Full ......................

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This article was published in Opalesque's New Managers a top-down monthly analysis, news and research publication on the global emerging manager space.
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