Friday, 26 December 2014
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Mar 10 2009 | 11:35am ET
The global hedge fund industry’s workforce could shrink by as many as 20,000 heads this year, as firms struggle to cope with fewer assets and lower fees.
The job cuts, amounting to 14% of those currently employed in the hedge fund industry, would be a record, according to executive search firm Options Group, and twice as many as were lost last year, when hedge funds cut 10,000 positions.
According to Options Group, hedge funds currently employ 145,000 people around the world. According to Hedge Fund Research, 920 hedge funds closed their doors last year, when a whopping 70% of hedge funds lost money. That has led to a round of belt-tightening, as hedge fund firms learn to live without the performance fees they cannot begin to collect again until recouping last year’s losses.
Dec 1 2014 | 10:21am ET
As 2014 winds down, Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services executives took some time to share their outlook on trends facing the industry in 2015. Read more…
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