Friday, 29 August 2014
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Sep 5 2012 | 8:56am ET
Nassau-based secondary market provider Hedgebay says hedge fund managers should take advantage of the secondary market as a source of permanent funding.
The secondary market provider says volumes have surged since the credit crisis but most managers have yet to use the secondary market “on a consistent basis.”
Said Hedgebay founder Jared Herman in a statement:
“The majority of hedge fund managers have yet to embrace the potential of the secondary market, preferring to handle the private placement process themselves. As a result, they don’t have access to the range of price offers they could get from a platform, which means they are limiting the chances of getting maximum value from their shares.”
Should the secondary market become a truly mainstream tool, Hedgebay believes broader and more liquid pricing options would become available, making the market a source of permanent capital.
Said Herman: “A source of permanent capital has long been the holy grail of hedge fund managers, but most don’t have the option of backing or launching a reinsurance vehicle, and even those that have had limited success so far. The secondary market gives managers access to a permanent source of funding, as well as creating a broader and more liquid for all investors, on the buy and sell sides.”
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