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PIMCO vice president Korinke expects inflows into hedge funds to double this year

Monday, March 11, 2013

From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Ryan Korinke, vice president of global investment solutions provider PIMCO believes that inflows into hedge funds could double this year as global investors confidence returns and also due to the record low bond yields.

In a report by Financial Standard, Korinke noted that the appetite for hedge funds is on the rise as fixed income markets yields fell and investors are now looking for alternatives in which to invest their money. He predicted inflows into hedge funds to reach $75bn this year.

According to him, despite a negative 6% loss across hedge fund strategies in 2011, the total amount of new capital poured into hedge funds reached $33bn in 2012.

He added that institutional investors are looking to raise their alternative strategies portfolios as analysts predict the imminent burst of the bond bubble. Particularly attractive is Australia, Korinke added.

Korinke’s outlook is supported by data gathered by eVestment which showed that hedge funds inflows were positive in January, the fourth consecutive month of new capital since the fourth quarter of 2012. According to eVestment’s latest hedge fund inflow data, $9.4bn of new capital was added, and total AUM increased......................

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