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Preqin finds 80% of alternative investors plans to maintain or increase their allocations

Monday, May 27, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The latest survey from Preqin finds that investors are proactive and committed to alternative assets with at least 80% of investors in each alternative asset class plan to maintain or increase their allocations throughout 2013 and 50% proactive in sourcing investment opportunities.

The 2013 Preqin Investor Network Global Alternatives Report is designed to help investors navigate alternative asset Markets, and this year it demonstrated that investors have confidence in a wide range of alternatives including private equity, hedge funds, real estate and infrastructure. The firm says: "Furthermore, a significant proportion of investors recently surveyed by Preqin indicates they proactively source alternative asset fund investments , and do so using dedicated investment employees, indicating they are becoming increasingly interested in managing and developing their alternative assets portfolios."

Highlights from the report include:

  • Half of investors surveyed by Preqin in April 2013 has a proactive approach to sourcing alternative asset fund investments, with a further 31% adopting a mixture of proactive and passive approaches.
  • 64% of investors has an internal investment team that proactively sources and examines alternative asset fund investments.
  • Two - thirds (67%) have two or more investment - focused employees dedicated to alternative assets .......................

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