South African hedge funds review – Opalesque Roundtable

South Africa features as the opening country in the 2018 Opalesque Roundtable Series.

In this year’s report, sponsored by SANNE, industry players examine the prospects for the local industry, which has undergone a transition during the last two years to implement the new collective investment scheme regulation.

The new regulatory framework has unlocked opportunities for a different range of products, also on the distribution side with permitted access to retail investors, and there are still major growth opportunities ahead through the integration of hedge funds into the existing platforms for long-only unit trusts to enable seamless, large-scale investments from retail investors and investment advisors.

Also under discussion was the increased interest in establishing “Section 65” type of funds, which are funds established in other jurisdictions that are looking to distribute in South Africa.

Download the full report here.