2021 Media Releases

Local hedge funds industry finding its feet in a regulated environment

8 March 2021

The South African hedge funds industry ended 2020 with assets under management of R73.27 billion. Statistics released by the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) show that assets under management increased by R4.35 billion in 2020 from the R68.92 billion managed by local hedge funds at the end of 2019.

Hayden Reinders, convenor of the ASISA Hedge Funds Standing Committee, says this is the first time that independent statistics are available for the local hedge funds industry. In the past statistics were collected and reported by various product providers.

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Previous Media Releases

Interest bearing CIS portfolios attract record breaking net inflows in 2020

8 March 2021

The local Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) industry attracted net annual inflows of R213 billion last year – the highest ever in the industry’s 55 year history. read more

Life insurers pay more than half a trillion Rand to policyholders and beneficiaries in 2020

8 March 2021

Policyholders and beneficiaries received claims and benefit payments worth R522.7 billion from South African life insurers in 2020. read more

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