Mon, Mar 30, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Dutch delegates debate pros and cons of hedge fund investing for institutions

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

By Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

Speaking at the Opalesque Netherlands Roundtable, sponsored by Eurex and Taussig Capital, Mark Burbach, Chief Investment Officer with the Blue Sky Group announced that, at the time of speaking, they had no investments in hedge funds.

"The reason for that is that trustees of our clients don’t see the need to invest in hedge funds. So it would be very nice to hear from Niels and Michiel who have more than a decade of investment experience with hedge funds their rationale for hedge funds in a pension fund portfolio context and how to best explain and communicate these investments to the Dutch (pension) community."

Burbach confirmed that his firm is sensitive to Asset Liability Management (ALM), so his concern was how to model certain scenarios into an ALM study and see the benefits and perhaps also the pitfalls of adding hedge funds to a portfolio.

Burbach said: "Over the past years we have put some of our efforts into tactical positioning, for instance. Traditionally a portfolio of a Dutch pension fund consists assets of equities, bonds, some real estate and certain risk hedges. Invested amounts stem from ALM studies translated into benchmarks. Any deviation is mostly applied through position away from benchm......................

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: Does the hedge fund industry benefit society?[more]

    This article was authored by Don Steinbrugge, Chairman of Agecroft Partners, a US-based global consulting and third party marketing firm for hedge funds. It is no secret that the hedge fund industry is viewed negatively by a la

  2. Private credit comes into focus for investors[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As investors look for a way out of the low yield/no yield environment, private credit is becoming an increasingly attractive asset class, according to a white paper from Bayshore Capital Advisors. Private credit has grown steadily since the financial crisis as

  3. Other Voices: The role of diversification in CTA portfolios[more]

    2014 brought a resurgence of managed futures strategies, or CTAs, which performed very well as a whole, outperforming all other hedge fund strategies. However, a closer look reveals that there was a wide range of performance, or return dispersion, across managers. The bottom line? Not all CTAs

  4. Neuberger Berman unit buys 20% stake in activist hedge fund Jana Partners for $2bn[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Neuberger Berman’s unit Dyal Capital Partners bought a 20% stake in activist hedge fund firm Jana Partners worth $2bn, WSJ.com reports. The deal comes as activi

  5. Hedge fund launches fall again, $1bn funds found to outperform even smaller hedge funds[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The number of new hedge fund launches fell again in 2014, the third consecutive year of decline, while fund liquidations saw their first drop since 2010, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure Industry Report released by industry data provider HFR. Acc

 

banner