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eVestment: Fund Administrators Expect More Consolidation

A majority of alternative fund administration firms – 74% – expect consolidation in the alts fund admin space, according to the just-released eVestment Alternative Fund Administration 2018 survey. This is up dramatically from the 47% of survey respondents who expected consolidation in 2017’s survey. And despite technology and new players disrupting numerous industries around the world, only 11% of survey respondents expect to see new entrants into the fund administration business over the near term, down from 26% of respondents in the prior year’s results. Alternative asset managers are increasingly outsourcing operational functions to third-party fund administrators and eVestment’s annual fund administrator...