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Preqin study shows institutional investors largely disappointed with hedge fund returns

Friday, August 10, 2012

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:Research group Preqin has conducted a study of hedge fund investors based globally, seeking to establish whether their attitudes to hedge funds have changed after what has been a 'tumultuous period’ and 'testing times’ for the hedge fund asset class.

In July 2012 Preqin conducted extensive interviews with 85 institutional investors based around the globe, representing a cross section of institution types and sizes, from North America to emerging economies in Asia. Investors were asked to share their thoughts on the hedge fund industry and how they view the performance of their hedge fund portfolios in light of the recent disappointing returns being posted by many funds.

Their research found that over the last 12 months, only 5% of investors have seen returns exceed their expectations, against earlier years when some 19% had returns that exceeded their expectations. The dissatisfaction figure was the highest seen and, Preqin claims, reflects the challenging conditions and growing concerns from investors over the ability of hedge funds to achieve returns and satisfy the performance requirements of their investors.

Few investors revealed increased confidence in the sector, against the 2011 findings when 20% were more confident about the asset class. Nearly 25% found that their confidence in the ability of hedge funds to ......................

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