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    Hedge funds aren’t regulated and the

    industry is secretive and mysterious...

    Hedge funds are heavily regulated



    ! ? !

    Hedge fund asset managers have been regulated under the Financial Advisory

    and Intermediary Services Act (FAIS) since October 2007 under a

    separate license category, CATIIA.

    In 2015, Hedge funds were included under the regulation of the local Collective Investment Schemes Control Act also known as CISCA.

    In reality, this strategy aims to achieve

    positive returns at a reduced level of risk


    Characteristics making hedge funds unique includes the use of deriva-

    tives, short selling, leveraging etc. to be able to extract positive

    performance in both upward or downward trending financial

    markets. Regulation of course adds another layer of protection

    for investors.

    Hedge Funds

    charge high fees



    $ $


    The local hedge fund industry

    does not follow the typical high-fee structure According to the 2016 Novare Hedge Fund Survey results, a decrease in annual management fees has been seen, combined with funds employing a higher hurdle rate for performance fees. Fees have always remained topical and the hedge fund industry has not been exempt.

    Hedge funds produce

    big swings in performance

    The advantages of Hedge Fund managers having more investment tools at their disposal is that they can take advantage of and profit from both rising and falling markets, thereby providing capital protection.

    The industry has experienced uninterrupted and tremendous growth in assets of 118.3% over the past five years – a sign of stability and growth.

    The extent of the draw-down in negative markets is less and the recovery is quicker

    Hedge funds are only for the rich or big corporates Retail Hedge funds are

    easily accessible to the general public

    Under the new regulation, hedge funds will be more accessible to a broader investor base. A retail investor hedge fund is defined as a hedge fund in which any investor may invest because it meets the requirements set out by the FSB.


    Hedge Funds make use of

    exotic assets and investment

    strategies that aren’t

    well known

    Hedge funds invest in the same securities as more traditional investments such as unit trusts Hedge funds are made up of the same assets but have a wide range of tools available to use in order to optimise these assets, such as deriva- tives, short selling, leveraging etc. This means hedge funds have more ways of protecting assets and delivering positive returns irrespec- tive of market direction.


    Hedge funds are managed

    by fly-by-night managers

    Hedge funds are managed by

    highly qualified asset managers

    73.2% of industry assets are managed by hedge fund managers with more than 8 years’ experience – this excludes the years spent working with traditional funds, prior to their move into hedge fund-specific investments. Hedge fund managers have immense understanding and vast years of experience.

    Hedge funds are managed by

    small and unknown

    boutique asset managers

    Hedge funds form part of most of SA’s largest financial service provider’s offering Most hedge funds’ assets form part of a well-diversified asset management business with a multitude of investment offerings.

    The lion share of assets are still being managed by asset managers that manage total assets exceeding R2- billion (translating into 85.7% of hedge fund assets being managed by these asset managers).

    The South African hedge fund industry is ever more transparent and accessible to retail investors with increased oversight and regulation from the Financial Services Board. The industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the years, with operational sophistication and efficiency

    being at the forefront.

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    Despite the misconception that hedge funds are risky investments, South African-based funds are in fact relatively conservative. Interestingly, many South African investors still perceive hedge funds as the riskier investment when compared to other more traditional and more familiar investment vehicles/ strategies.

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