Hedge funds forced to innovate against ETF invasion


Innovation has always been at the heart of the hedge fund industry. With the emergence and proliferation of ETFs, replication products and passive indexes, the landscape is expected to undergo even more radical change. Many expect more of these products to start drawing assets away from traditional active asset managers while the involvement of retail and institutional investors also grows.
Standardisation and more regulated fund structures – particularly Ucits in Europe – will fuel this growth.