It is expected that 2016 will be a mini-Armageddon for the hedge fund industry- based on AMarkets.
A significant number of players must be out of the market this year. Branch will shrink for the first time since 2008. According to Barclays estimates that 340 players leave the market before the end of the year. Branch will be less than 4%. Last time reducing the number of funds on the level of 4% took place in 2009. Then a year later reached a peak decline - minus 11%. According to Hedge Fund Research (HFR), in July, there were 10,007 hedge funds in the world. From 2010 to 2015th number of funds grew by 2-3% per year. Thus Barclays polls show that 61% of investors are unhappy with the results of the funds.
The main reason for poor results, as shown by the polls (74%) - too many money-managers and a limited number of effective trading ideas. Fund managers are not looking for complex ways, as a rule, "loaded" by the full flagship papers like Apple. The whole situation does not favor hedge funds - the shares are overvalued, the company lowered its expectations for corporate profits, the economy slowed down, raw materials falls, etc.