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Two reports find that opportunities and challenges lie ahead for alternative funds industry

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Professional services firm, Towers Watson, has published two reports on the hedge fund industry in recent weeks. The first, Hedge Fund Investing – Opportunities and Challenges aims to provide insights for institutional investors with direct hedge fund portfolios or those considering investing directly in hedge funds. Referred to in Opalesque last week, the report also offers practical analysis and advice about how to structure investments as well as about the investments themselves.

Damien Loveday, global head of hedge funds at Towers Watson, writes: "Since we began researching hedge fund strategies in the late 1990s, we have witnessed considerable changes in both the industry and markets. Economic and financial crises combined with extreme volatility and difficult liquidity conditions have challenged the way in which many investors construct their portfolios. The market extremes have even caused some to question the viability of a number of investment approaches".

However, despite all this, he reports that there has been robust interest in, and increasing allocations to, hedge fund strategies as investors continue to view them as value-adding components of portfolios, providing diversity as well as attractive risk-return......................

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