Wed, Feb 22, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Cerulli survey finds that Asian institutions are moving back to hedge funds and other alternatives

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest Cerulli Associates’ report, entitled "Asian Institutions Allocate to More Risky Mandates as Asset Levels and Confidence Rise", finds that Asian institutions are making actively managed vehicles, foreign mandates, and global debt portfolios the beneficiaries of a new appetite for riskier assets.

Cerulli finds that as the 2008-2009 crisis gets behind the Asian institutional investment community, the funds are slowly beginning to allocate to more risky mandates. The research firm says: "The trend demonstrates a growing confidence among institutional investors in the region to put their excess capital to work. Sovereign wealth funds, pensions, and central banks are among the institutions showing changes in portfolios".

Looking back to the 2008-2009 crisis, Cerulli reported at the time that there was a trend across Asian sovereign wealth funds to prefer passive over active management. They now find that this preference has faded, and been replaced with a new commitment to active management. However, Cerulli reports, some investors still prefer passive investment in certain asset classes, notably debt and, in some cases commodities.

Another phenomenon during the crisis was that pension funds interrupted outsourcing for foreign allocations, preferring domestic investments, managed in-house or with local fund providers. Cerulli says:......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. People - Kuwait wealth fund head Al Saad said to step down after 14 years[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Kuwait Investment Authority is set to name Farouk Bastaki as managing director, replacing Bader Al Saad who ran the world's fifth-largest sovereign wealth fund for 14 years, a person familiar with the matter said. The KIA, as the fund is known, is finalizing the appointment, said

  2. Manager Profile - Eddie Lampert: a painful entanglement with Sears[more]

    From Moneyweek.com: "In the long run we are all dead." Lex in the Financial Times reached for the famous quote from John Maynard Keynes in January when, after a long and unforgiving decline, the clock finally appeared to be running out on Sears, the iconic US department store group. Yet the group's

  3. Investing - Hedge funds quit Aberdeen shorts as shares begin to recover, Hedge funds' next big short: U.S. malls, O'Connor fund owns 9.5% of Protalix Biotherapeutics, U.S. hedge fund takes position in Macau hotel The 13[more]

    Hedge funds quit Aberdeen shorts as shares begin to recover From Investmentweek.co.uk: The last two hedge funds to short Aberdeen Asset Management have removed their positions, as the fund group's shares begin to show signs of recovery after a difficult few years. According to the Financ

  4. Latin America, high yields and Asia Pacific strategies dominate hedge fund returns in January[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Latin America (+7.04%), high yield (5.63%), and Asia-Pacific (+5.06%) strategies dominated hedge fund performance in January, data provider Hennesee Fund Research said. The bottom three strategies for the mont

  5. Investing - Hedge funds loading up on this dividend stock, The biggest hedge funds have been piling into bank stocks[more]

    Hedge funds loading up on this dividend stock From Incomeinvestors.com: Hedge funds are backing up the truck on Cameco Corp stock. Billionaire Jim Simons owns 389,000 shares. Other Wall Street titans - including Ray Dalio, Ken Griffin, and Chuck Royce - have been quietly building positio