Where the Growth Is: Top Liquid Alts Strategies

Macro and merger arbitrage may be top targets for hedge funds looking to launch liquid alternative strategies in the coming months, market observers say, as investors worry about the impact of potential interest rate hikes this year.

Many alts managers will be looking to start liquid alts strategies this year, and for good reason: the retail funds have quickly become the fastest-growing asset class in mutual funds, according to Morningstar data. Some hedge fund managers are building up their infrastructure to launch new retail products, including Highland Capital Management, which launched its Highland Alternative Investors platform in March.

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