South African hedge funds show strength in 2015: Assets under management up 61% in past year

Over the last 12 months, the South African hedge fund industry has gone from strength to strength and there is growth in almost all areas.

Preqin’s Hedge Fund Analyst online service shows that since June 2014, the number of South Africa-based funds has increased from 104 to 124, while the total assets managed by South Africa-based hedge funds has increased from just over ZAR41bn to around ZAR66bn.

In addition to the promising growth statistics, there are other catalysts set to help the South African hedge fund industry on its journey to maturity.

Read more: South African hedge funds show strength and maturity in 2015 | Hedgeweek

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