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JP Morgan PB survey sees “colossal reallocation of investor capital” toward outperforming hedge funds (2)

Monday, September 20, 2010

From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:

In Part One of our report on JP Morgan Prime Brokerage’s 34-page survey titled “Tectonics: Shifting Investor Sentiment and the Implications for Hedge Fund Managers,” we focused on the shifting trend among investors towards more established and bigger hedge funds.

The JP Morgan survey of 300 institutional investors managing at least $2.4tln in global assets, also showed a massive reallocation of assets, a trend which is likely to accelerate this year.

In Part Two, we will focus on the resiliency of the hedge fund industry and the strategies expected to emerge as winners.

Hedge funds resilient over the past two years According to the authors of the survey, the global financial markets have been under extreme duress over the last two years. Since late 2007, hedge funds and their investors experienced a turbulent period, but overall, hedge funds have proved to be very resilient. The industry declined less than during much of its competition during the financial crisis and profited more consistently during the rebound than other types of investment vehicles.

But while Louis Lebedin and Andrea Angelone, the authors of the study, predict 2010 will hold additional turbulence for investors and ......................

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