A recent survey that appeared on HedgeWeek has shown that the secondary market for hedge funds and other alternative investments has gradually shifted from a "dumping corner solution" for illiquid holdings to a common source of liquidity. The survey, which included 489 institutional investors with gross assets under management of US $417bn, shows that this secondary market is worth as much as US $65bn and is expected to experience an exponential growth of 125% within the next year.
This remarkable trend will bring the value of the entire hedge fund secondary market up to US $146bn. In spite the impressive growth rate, it will still represent only about 2% of a US $7tn market, leaving a substantial space for expansion and growth. It is in this dynamic environment that EXANTE has been developing its initiative to create a Hedge Fund Marketplace within its ATP, anticipating the market, and offering innovative and profitable opportunities to both alternative funds and clients.
The EXANTE listing section provides an established network and reliable IT platform, a solid client base, and selection from some of the best performing funds on the market, actively contributing to resolving many of the difficulties any two parties have in accessing and organising an effective secondary market structure.