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Institutional investors once preoccupied largely with fund performance now take great interest in the manner by which hedge funds manage operational infrastructure, choose administrators and provide governance centered on best practices.  Bearing this in mind, the hedge fund industry is reinventing business models and best practices, with investor-friendly policies designed to enhance fund transparency, liquidity and efficient operations.  Investors, fund managers and regulators alike are looking to third-party fund administrators to provide objective risk assessment and reporting. 

The introduction of master-feeder pooling as part of the UCITS IV directive is set to spark wider interest in the concept of pooling, and this Vision paper examines the various options available to asset managers as they seek to build efficient and scalable fund structures.

Despite the setbacks of the global financial crisis, Asia’s private equity industry is experiencing a steady resurgence in activity. In this Vision paper, we examine the current state of private equity in the region, and the opportunities that this growing industry presents.

For wealth managers, major industry trends are transforming the old concept of outsourcing into a fundamentally new way of delivering services, with advancing technology rapidly coming on-stream to weave together client and third-party provider relationships.  Now, outsourcing is rapidly gaining traction as wealth managers are taking a longer look at how leveraging external resources can help them squeeze more value than ever from their business operations.