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Carbon360 releases Capital Introduction Report

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

From the Opalesque team:

The general consensus for fundraising is that 2010 holds much in the way of promise for hedge funds. Strong performance in 2009 slowed the enormous tide of redemptions, and net inflows finally took hold at year-end. Seed announcements dot the news headlines and new launches have picked up pace; the growing momentum is palpable.

New York-based research firm Carbon 360° recently sought to determine how those assets would return to hedge funds. The firm surveyed third party marketing firms and capital introduction specialists to gain a clearer picture of investor trends.

According to the survey, institutional investors now dominate the industry's investor base, followed by family offices/pension funds. While these investors are beginning to allocate into hedge funds, there is still a certain amount of apprehension in moving sidelined cash back into the financial markets. "While a large number of institutional and private investors wait on the sidelines, third party marketers focus their efforts on sourcing capital from areas outside of the United States," writes the report's author, Carbon 360 Senior Analyst Daniel Golyanov.

Fund of hedge funds, which once were the gateway to the hedge fund industry for many institutional investors have seen their foothold greatly diminished as many institutions have instead hired in-house hedge fund specialists. This drop o......................

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