Tue, Mar 31, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

UK remains European hedge fund hub - Preqin

Friday, June 08, 2012

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

The UK remains the largest hub for European hedge fund investment according to new research from global research firm, Prequin. The UK is home to nearly 40% of European institutional investors in hedge funds. Switzerland follows the UK with 22% of hedge fund investors located there. Switzerland's investor base of insurance, private banking and pension funds remains active in the hedge fund space, and there are new centers of activity emerging.

Paris and the Netherlands are growing as a newer investor base for hedge funds although both areas still remain somewhat cautious about getting involved with alternatives. The hedge fund investor base in both countries remains in the single digits but that hasn't stopped new funds from launching. According to a report from Risk.net, former Societe General executives have recently joined forces on a new multi-commodity discretionary hedge fund that will be managed from Paris.

According to Prequin's data, European institutional investors remain committed to investing in hedge funds despite turbulent markets and somewhat choppy returns. Nearly half of respondents in ......................

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. Other Voices: Does the hedge fund industry benefit society?[more]

    This article was authored by Don Steinbrugge, Chairman of Agecroft Partners, a US-based global consulting and third party marketing firm for hedge funds. It is no secret that the hedge fund industry is viewed negatively by a la

  2. Private credit comes into focus for investors[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As investors look for a way out of the low yield/no yield environment, private credit is becoming an increasingly attractive asset class, according to a white paper from Bayshore Capital Advisors. Private credit has grown steadily since the financial crisis as

  3. M&A - Hedge funds no longer attractive targets for banks, reinsurers, Blackstone buys stake in Christopher Pucillo’s Solus event-driven hedge fund[more]

    Hedge funds no longer attractive targets for banks, reinsurers From Institutionalinvestor.com: Swiss RE, the world’s second-largest reinsurer, is looking to sell its 15 percent stake in Jersey, Channel Islands–based hedge fund firm Brevan Howard Asset Management. Morgan Stanley reported

  4. Opalesque Radio: Threadneedle expects continuing equity volatility this year[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Investors should expect more volatility, which is signaling a "slow moving" top to the market, KKM Financial’s founder and CEO Jeff Kilburg told CNBC on Monday. And this volatility is going

  5. Hedge funds show strong performance of 2.52% so far in 2015[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge fund industry got off to a strong start in 2015 "completely unmindful" of the poor performance last year, according to data provider Preqin. According to Preqin, following a year which saw the average he

 

banner