Consistent growth in assets under management has immensely benefited the Hedge Funds industry over the five years to 2018. During the period, the assets that industry operators managed grew in large part due to the appreciation of numerous asset classes operators invested in. As a result, industry revenue is anticipated to increase during the period. Over the five years to 2023, industry revenue is forecast to continue increasing. Industry AUM is forecast to continue increasing at a consistent rate, partly due to the diversification benefits that hedge funds provide. However, increased regulation stemming from the global financial crisis and an escalating focus on the industry's tax structure have the potential to harm industry profit margins.
Companies in this industry pool investments, securities or other assets on behalf of shareholders, unit holders or other beneficiaries. This industry comprises hedge funds but does not include mutual funds, real estate investment trusts or exchange-traded funds. Additionally, funds in this industry are considered establishments, while fund managers are considered enterprises.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.
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