Traits of Success - What hedge fund managers think it takes to succeed

Published: 08 February 2017

Three key characteristics are essential for firms seeking success in the hedge fund industry: investing in people, sound business infrastructure and a focus on relationships with their investors, according to a global survey of senior individuals in the hedge fund industry by EY and AIMA. With the aim of identifying common characteristics of successful hedge fund managers over time, strategy and geography, EY and AIMA spoke with 40 highly experienced, senior individuals at hedge fund management firms in the US, the UK and Asia-Pacific. The collective assets under management of the firms totalled over $100bn, ranging from $100m up to $15bn per firm.