Sun, Nov 29, 2015
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Hedge funds have evolved says Opalesque Netherlands Roundtable delegate

Thursday, March 14, 2013

By Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

Participants at the Opalesque Netherlands Roundtable, sponsored by Eurex and Taussig Capital, discussed the Dutch investment arena, and its commitment to alternative investments in particular.

Niels Oostenbrug Head of Alternative Investments, at MN Services, a fiduciary pension fund manager which works for Dutch and U.K. pension funds, explained that he is responsible for alternative investments, which includes private equity, infrastructure, special investments and hedge funds. The firm has been investing in hedge funds since 2001.

Oostenbrug said: "The role of hedge funds in the portfolio has not changed dramatically over time. The main role of hedge funds in the portfolios is diversification, most importantly when markets go down. They should have a dampening effect in a year like 2008." However, beyond acting as risk managers in a portfolio, Oostenbrug believes that hedge funds should also add value to portfolios in all parts of the economic cycle. "In other words, their returns should be attractive as well" he said. "A third aspect we feel is important is that the hedge fund shou......................

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: Hedge fund marketing and the selling cycle[more]

    By Bruce Frumerman. How long is the selling cycle now? That’s a question my financial communications and sales marketing consulting firm has been asked on a regular basis by hedge fund firm owners and sales people, ever since we opened the doors to our firm in 1987 pre-crash. Wa

  2. People - Solus Alternative Asset Management adds chief strategist from BTIG[more]

    From Daniel Greenhaus joined hedge fund manager Solus Alternative Asset Management as managing director and chief strategist. He will work closely with Chris Bondy, Solus’ chief economist, managing director and executive vice president, said Chris Pucillo, CEO and chief investmen

  3. Opalesque Roundtable: Seeding deal terms can be onerous for hedge funds[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Executives from fund of funds firms, family offices, a placement agent, a private equity firm, and an accounting firm gathered in Connecticut last month for the

  4. Opalesque Roundtable: Family offices flock to co-investment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Co-investments have been a hot topic for pension funds in recent years, as they try to move away from high fees and improve transparency. But now, family offices are more readily getting into the mix and establishing in-house deal teams, according to the delega

  5. More institutional investors invest in CTAs compared to last year despite dissatisfaction with performance[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: "Despite a strong start to 2015 for CTAs in Q1, commodity market conditions have made return generation difficult for fund managers over much of the rest of the year to date," says Preqin’s November