Australian Hedge Fund Industry Tops A$42 Billion

Sep 18 2012 | 11:05am ET

Australia's hedge funds now manage more than those in either Hong Kong or Singapore, as institutional investors Down Under flock to the sector.

The 63 hedge funds in the Triple A Partners/Basis Point Consulting Australian Hedge and Boutique Fund Directory boast A$42.8 billion (US$45 million) in assets under management. That compares with $37 million managed by hedge fund in Hong Kong and A$20 billion in Singapore.

Aussie hedge funds and boutique asset managers now manage a combined A$208.4 billion, thanks in no small part to growing allocations from the country's superannuation funds.

What's more, some of the biggest firms are using their good fortune to expand to the Asia-Pacifc region.

Platinum Asset Management is Australia's largest hedge fund firm, with A$14 billion, followed by Blackrock Investment Management Australia with A$5.8 billion, GMO Australia's Systematic Global Macro Trust with A$1.9 billion, Macquarie Group's MQ Specialist Investment Management with A$1.6 billion and PM Capital, also with A$1.6 billion.


In Depth

An Interview With Harvest Volatility Management's Rick Selvala

Mar 23 2017 | 5:39pm ET

Several years of extremely low interest rates have pushed some investors into equities...

Lifestyle

'Tis the Season: Wall Street Holiday Parties Back In Fashion

Dec 22 2016 | 9:23pm ET

Spending on Wall Street holiday parties has largely returned to pre-2008 levels...

Guest Contributor

SEI: Private Debt Coming Into Its Own

Mar 8 2017 | 9:24pm ET

The explosive growth of private debt over the past few years has caused the lines...

 

From the current issue of