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Commonfund institutional investor survey finds 59% will retain same hedge fund exposure this year

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - Investor surveys abound these days, each giving unique insight into what investors want and believe. For example, a Northern Trust study recently found that more wealthy Americans are turning to alternative investments; a InfoVest21 survey found that pensions account for about 8% of the hedge fund managers’ investor base; the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for March said that increasing confidence in the outlook for the U.S. dollar and U.S. equities is offsetting investors’ renewed concerns over China; and Credit Suisse’s annual Global Hedge Fund Investor Survey claimed that investors have more confidence in risk assets.

The latest survey is from Commonfund, an investment firm founded in 1971, which manages around $25bn for more than 1,400 institutional clients.

Commonfund’s third Annual investor outlook survey captured responses earlier this......................

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