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State Street 2018 Fund Strategy Survey: 85% of the participating asset managers are planning to offer hedge funds

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

According to the State Street 2018 Fund Strategy Survey, 85% of the participating asset managers are planning to offer hedge funds. Alternative strategies expected to see strong growth over the next five years, the Survey revealed.

"85% are planning to offer hedge funds, a 15% rise from today; 83% plan to offer real estate funds, a 13% increase from today; and 83% plan to offer private equity funds, a 24% rise from today," said a press statement from State Street.

The vast majority of asset managers view data requirements as a challenge to their distribution strategies and believe the pace of change is only accelerating.

According to the survey, more than half (57%) worrying about new entrants from the world of technology.

The latest findings from the State Street 2018 Fund Strategy Survey research said that 64% of asset managers plan to launch cross-border products in the next five years.

Almost half (43%) agree MiFID II will make their cross-border activity more difficult in Europe; 36% of them say Europe will decrease its dominance in cross-border distribution.

The statement quoted Liz Nolan, State Street's chief executive officer for EMEA as saying that: "Whether it is alternative investments, UCITS or cross-border mutual funds, investment in technology will become critical for asset managers to efficiently deliver products to their clients. As the world continues to innovate, the blurring of lines between man and ......................

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