|By PR Newswire||
|September 6, 2012 07:07 AM EDT||
LONDON, September 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
With increased investor activity and deeper scrutiny of transactions across the financial industry, one would assume that those with the money to spend are holding tight on their purse strings. But as World Finance unveils the Hedge Funds Awards 2012, investment levels within the fund industry remain compellingly resilient.
The continued strength of investment reflects the performance that hedge funds have achieved in tough conditions. Depressed share and equity markets - the traditional feeding ground of hedge funds - have done little to hamper the performance of the best funds, finding instead performing assets that have been overlooked. Funds have weaved through the fallout caused by the eurozone with relative ease, picking up decent performing investments along the way.
As demonstrated by the winners of the Hedge Funds Award 2012, part of skill of delivering good results over the past year has been in avoiding assets carrying false expectations. Tentative acquisition of assets in bubble markets, such as shares in the technology sector, has seen funds avoid the inevitable slump in markets that have been their undoing in the past. This quality of the asset management has proved key to success in the cream of funds and is a factor World Finance has keenly observed in the winners of the Hedge Fund Awards 2012.
In contrast, FoHFs have faced a trickier time, with performances wavering as managers attempt to choose the top performing funds to invest in. Faced with turbulent performances, World Finance has seen the trend of consolidation taking place among smaller funds to strengthen their positions. This type of action has helped to increase the capital fire power of smaller players, in turn making the market more competitive for prospective investors.
With the Hedge Funds Awards 2012, World Finance has also noted how the fund market is delivering increased value to investors. With investors increasingly dependant and vocal on funds achieving results, funds have had to show their worth. As a result, fees have fallen and communication with investors has improved. World Finance's award winners are credited for the excellence of their investor relations and the value of their services.
World Finance is proud to present the winners of the Hedge Funds Awards 2012 as examples of excellence within the marketplace. In difficult conditions, they have proved both their resilience and quality.
Read articles from some of the winners of the Hedge Funds 2012 in the September - October edition of World Finance magazine, available now in retailers. For a full listing of award winners, visit: http://www.worldfinance.com/awards/hedge-funds-awards-2012
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