FrontLine’s Amy Lynch comments on outlook for hedge fund industry (Hedge Fund Alert)

An industry survey on the hedge fund industry predicts continued growth of assets this year despite anticipated challenges with fundraising and additional concerns over SEC regulations, staff retention and geopolitical issues. Amy Lynch, FrontLine Compliance Founder and President, was selected as the sole participant from a compliance consulting firm for the Hedge Fund Alert annual outlook survey, Seeing growth spurred by private credit, she expects a continued upward trajectory for private credit as long as the need for shadow banking exists, with the need even greater in the current higher interest rate environment. Overall, the survey responses predicted, on average, the growth rate of global hedge fund assets to increase 6.3% by year-end, but with the biggest managers drawing a disproportionate amount of capital and emerging managers continuing to struggle. See Hedge Fund Alert (subscription required), “After Solid Returns in 2023, Hedge Fund Pros See Continued Growth Despite Fundraising Concerns”