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Institutional investors move towards pan-alternatives portfolios

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

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Andrew McCaffery
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

A new trend among institutional investors is a move towards pan-alternatives portfolios, participants noted during the recent Opalesque UK Roundtable. Such portfolios do not only allocate to hedge funds or private equity. There is another trend in that investors used to investing in single managers funds are now looking to invest in funds of funds. It was further noted that institutional investors are becoming much more active and also more regulation-savvy.

Pan-alternatives portfolios According to Andrew McCaffery, Global Head of Hedge Funds at Aberdeen Asset Management, a $320bn asset manager, many institutional investors are moving towards pan-alternatives needs and portfolios. Such portfolios do not merely include hedge funds and private equity, "but a whole range of things they want to consider in their alternative allocations and how to blend them for their portfolio objectives."

He explains that investors "are becoming much more aware of the opportunities to embed strategies into their overall asset allocation…" and have a greater depth of discussion about the types of strategy opportunities they can access, "by tapping into both liquid and illiquid types of underlying exposures."

He see combinations of real assets, private equity and hedge funds being considered together and viewed as all part of an overall alternatives......................

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