FORESIGHT IS 20:20
The hedge fund landscape remains as dynamic
as ever as firms adapt to the changing demands
of clients. Leanne Golding and Kevin Huys of
Harbour examine some of the key trends likely
to shape the industry in 2020 and beyond.
40 CAYMAN FUNDS | 2019
The growth and maturation of the hedge fund industry
is well documented and has been examined in many
articles over the years. As we approach the next
decade, it is useful to consider the topics and trends
that are likely to have a significant impact on the industry in
2020 and beyond.
Savvy firms are already focused on many of these topics.
Whether it is investment managers changing tack to attract
new capital or to improve efficiency, or investors seeking to be
responsible corporate citizens, these initiatives will form part of
the continued evolution of the industry in the years to come.
The term ESG—environmental, social and governance—has
been used extensively in recent years in the context of impact
investing. The environmental aspect focuses on the impact of
operations on the natural environment. The social aspect focuses
on a firm’s corporate culture and how it handles its personnel,
including such areas as diversity and pay equity. Included with
social practices are considerations of how the firm interacts with