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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......................

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