Fri, Aug 18, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Towers Watson annual survey reveals total assets at $5tln, and top 100 alternative managers manage $3tln

Monday, July 08, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

Towers Watson’s annual Global Alternatives Survey reveals total global alternative assets under management exceed $5tln, while total assets managed by the top 100 alternative investment managers globally reached $3.1tln in 2012. The survey, based on research produced by Towers Watson and published in conjunction with the Financial Times, covers seven asset classes and seven investor types, and shows that of the Top 100 alternative investment managers, real estate managers have the largest share of assets (34% and over $1.0tln) followed by direct private equity fund managers (23% and $717bn), direct hedge funds (20% and $612bn), private equity funds of funds (PEFoFs) (10% and $315bn), funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) (6% and $176bn), infrastructure (4%) and commodities (4%).

Data from the broader survey shows that total global alternative assets under management are now $5.1tln, split between the asset classes in similar proportions to the Top 100 alternative investment managers, with the exception of real estate which falls to 26% and direct hedge funds which increases to 26% of the total.

Craig Baker, global head of investment research at Towers Watson, said: "For almost all of the past 10 years of this research we have seen increasing allocations to alternative assets by a wide range of in......................

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. Opalesque Exclusive: Albright Capital puts a value lens on emerging markets[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Over the past decade, investors have steadily increased investments in emerging markets private funds. Allocations to the cohort have increased from $93 billion in December 2006 to $564 billion in September 2016, according to data from research firm Preqin. Howe

  2. Comment: "Long-Term Investing": What managing drawdown risk can do to your long-term returns[more]

    Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Real Investment Advice writes on Harvest Exchange: Last week, I was having lunch with a prospective portfolio management client discussing the curre

  3. Jasper Capital International joins Hedge Fund Standards Board[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Diversified and systematic investment firm Jasper Capital International has become the second China-based signatory to the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), an organization that brings hedge fund managers and investors together to set standards for the hedge fund i

  4. Investing - Hedge-fund honchos including David Tepper are loading up on Alibaba, Billionaire hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller is betting big on the Chinese consumer, Big-name U.S. hedge funds shed healthcare stocks during the rally in second-quarter, U.S. hedge funds bearish on FAANG stocks in second-quarter, Hedge fund titan Viking Global made a $680 million bet on scandal-plagued Wells Fargo[more]

    Hedge-fund honchos including David Tepper are loading up on Alibaba From CNBC.com: David Tepper's Appaloosa Management and three other he ge funds took new stakes in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba in the second quarter, according to the latest quarterly filings. Appaloosa disclos

  5. FinTech - Danger: Crowdfunding on the wrong platform could force you to go public[more]

    From LinkedIn.com: Some equity crowdfunding platforms are putting startups at serious risk. Working with a platform that doesn't structure your deal appropriately could jeopardize your ability to raise future capital or worse, force you to become a public reporting company. The emergence of eq