83% anticipate an increase in allocation to hedge funds
95% believe accessing high quality data and cutting-edge technology is key to generating alpha
85% anticipate a rise in the trading of digital assets
95% expect an increased use of quant analytics by discretionary managers
In general, it is a healthy environment for hedge funds, with allocation from institutional investors expected to rise. Focusing on the quant hedge fund market, there is strong consensus that the number of both systematic hedge fund managers and quantitative investment strategies will rise over the coming years.
Quantification is one of the most significant trends in the hedge fund industry, with no sign of abating. As the scalability of the IT infrastructure offered by specialist technology providers now exceeds what most firms can build and maintain themselves - both from a know-how and cost perspective - there is a strong demand for outsourced solutions offered by third-party specialists.
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