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Concept Capital’s survey finds emerging managers will receive greatest attention from institutional investors

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Concept Capital Markets has conducted a survey of some 108 investors, representing $150bn in direct hedge fund assets, 'to gain insights into allocators’ dispositions toward hedge funds’. The survey’s participants included a wide spectrum of institutional and qualified investors, including fund of funds, single and multi-family offices, financial advisors and wealth managers, consultants, high net worth individuals, foundations and endowments, and public and private pension plans. Takeaways from the survey, the firm says, include the following:

  • Increasing allocations for 2013, with an emphasis on emerging managers Respondents to the survey overwhelmingly (86%) indicate that they will be increasing their allocations to hedge funds in 2013. This appears consistent with the widely held view that institutional allocators continue to further diversify into alternative investment strategies. Emerging managers appear to be the principal beneficiaries of these increased commitments, with 58% of respondents targeting managers with less than $50 million in assets under management (AUM) and 61% of respondents showing interest in managers with track records of less than 2 years. "This bodes well for the many startups of the past couple of years, including those who’ve come out of the proprietary trading desks at the big banks. The latter have materially downsized or shutdown in the w......................

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