UK Hedge Funds Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Top Hedge Funds in UK and the market is Segmented Based on the Core Investment Strategies (Equity, Alternative Risk Premia, Crypto, Equities others, Event-Driven, Fixed Income Credit, Macro, Managed Futures, Multi-Strategy, Relative Value). The report offers market size and forecasts for the UK Hedge Funds Market in value (USD Billion) for all the above segments.

UK Hedge Funds Market Size

UK Hedge Funds Market Summary
Study Period 2020 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
Historical Data Period 2020 - 2022
CAGR > 8.00 %
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

UK Hedge Funds Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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UK Hedge Funds Market Analysis

The UK Hedge Funds Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of more than 8% during the forecast period. 

Hedge funds are investment companies that make an alternative investment option and perform trades from pooled investment funds. Hedge funds find their success in utilizing focusing on risk management, complex trading techniques, and leveraging short selling. 

Hedge funds play a crucial role in providing liquidity for mispriced assets, particularly when large volumes are traded in thin markets thereby reducing market volatility. This is particularly important given the rapid growth in the volume of new-generation structured products issued by investment banks

Covid-19 has dramatically altered the financial and emotional landscape for many people in the UK. Covid 19 pandemic hit at the start of 2020 some hedge funds sought to make gains because of the stock market collapse. Mainly the airline sector, which suffered particularly very badly and became a target for short sellers. Hedge funds that were well-positioned in anticipation of the market shock made significant profits during this period. however, the sector suffered as many investors pulled billions out of hedge funds amid economic uncertainty as well as market volatility

UK Hedge Funds Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the UK Hedge Funds Market according to our research experts:

Assets Managed in the UK by Client Type

The UK assets management industry primarily provides products and services for clients who broadly fall into either the retail or institutional category, while a small number of IA member firms also operate directly in the private client market. In 2021, assets managed on behalf of institutional clients continued to make up the majority (77%) of assets, while just over a fifth (22%) was managed on behalf of retail clients. Pension clients are the single largest client group in the institutional market and account for 40% of the total assets under management. Among the rest of the institutional client market, insurance clients represent the second largest group, representing 11% of AUM.

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Trends in Asset Allocation

The proportion of Investment Association members invested across different asset classes. Observe that almost one-third (29%) of respondents are invested across all five categories listed in the graph. Almost all (93%) of the respondents to the Survey are invested in equities and the majority (78%) are also invested in fixed income. One quarter (25%) of respondents are either equity or fixed-income specialists, investing only in one of these asset classes. Property and cash remain niche areas of investment.

UK Hedge Funds Market - Proportion of Investment Association Members Investing by Asset Class in 2021

UK Hedge Funds Industry Overview

The report includes an overview of not only the largest hedge funds by assets managed but also major digital asset hedge funds. In AUM terms, the largest player in the industry is Capula Investment Management LLP, with an AUM of 100 billion USD. Man Group and Brevan Howard, with USD 64 billion and USD 58 billion in AUM respectively, ranked second and third among the top UK hedge funds. The four largest hedge funds are all based in Landon. Currently, some of the major players dominating the market studied are presented here.

UK Hedge Funds Market Leaders

  1. Capula Investment Management LLP

  2. Man Group

  3. Brevan Howard Asset Management

  4. Lansdowne Partners

  5. Arrowgrass Capital Partners

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

UK Hedge Funds Market Concentration
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UK Hedge Funds Market News

  • In January 2023: Tiger Global Management fund is accelerating its transformation from a traditional stock-picking hedge find to a venture capital investment business, with startup bets now accounting for nearly 75% of the firm's assets.
  • In January 2023: SurgoCap Partners, a new hedge fund founded by Maia Gaonkar, started trading on Tuesday with USD 1.8 billion under management, making it the largest-ever debut of a female-led hedge fund.

UK Hedge Funds Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Insights on Various Regulatory Trends Shaping the Market

    5. 4.5 Insights on Impact of Technological Advancements in the Market

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porters' Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    7. 4.7 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Core Investment Strategies

      1. 5.1.1 Equity

      2. 5.1.2 Alternative Risk Premia

      3. 5.1.3 Crypto

      4. 5.1.4 Equities others

      5. 5.1.5 Event-Driven

      6. 5.1.6 Fixed Income Credit

      7. 5.1.7 Macro

      8. 5.1.8 Managed Futures

      9. 5.1.9 Multi-Strategy

      10. 5.1.10 Relative Value


    1. 6.1 Market Concetration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Capula Investment Management LLP

      2. 6.2.2 Man Group

      3. 6.2.3 Brevan Howard Asset Management

      4. 6.2.4 Lansdowne Partners

      5. 6.2.5 Arrowgrass Capital Partners

      6. 6.2.6 Marshall Wace

      7. 6.2.7 Aviva Investors

      8. 6.2.8 LMR Partners

      9. 6.2.9 Investcorp

      10. 6.2.10 BlueCrest Capital Management*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive


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UK Hedge Funds Industry Segmentation

An understanding of the present status of the UK hedge fund industry to deep-dive into the regulatory landscape, along with detailed market segmentation, product types, current market trends, changes in market dynamics, and growth opportunities. In-depth analysis of the market size and forecast for the various segments. The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD Billion) for all the above segments. The UK Hedge Fund Industry is segmented based on the core investment strategies (Equity, Alternative Risk Premia, Crypto, Equities others, Event-Driven, Fixed Income Credit, Macro, Managed Futures, Multi-Strategy, Relative Value). The report offers market size and forecasts for the UK Hedge Funds Market in value (USD Billion) for all the above segments.

By Core Investment Strategies
Alternative Risk Premia
Equities others
Fixed Income Credit
Managed Futures
Relative Value
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UK Hedge Funds Market Research FAQs

The UK Hedge Funds Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 8% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Capula Investment Management LLP, Man Group, Brevan Howard Asset Management, Lansdowne Partners and Arrowgrass Capital Partners are the major companies operating in the UK Hedge Funds Market.

The report covers the UK Hedge Funds Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the UK Hedge Funds Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

UK Hedge Funds Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 UK Hedge Funds market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. UK Hedge Funds analysis includes a market forecast outlook 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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UK Hedge Funds Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)