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Pension fund trustees increasingly sure of the merits of hedge fund investing: hedge fund news, week 29

Monday, July 22, 2013

A survey by Deutsche Bank showed that pension fund trustees are becoming increasingly sure of the merits of hedge fund investing; opportunities in health-care investing through hedge funds, private equity funds and long-only equity strategies seem to be drawing increasing interest from institutional investors, said PIonline.com; the Shropshire County Pension Fund pulled its investment with Man Group citing the hedge fund’s fees and poor performance; and Foundation Capital raised more than $2bn to buy stakes in large hedge funds. CalPERS reported a 12.5% return on investments for the 12 months up to June 30.

Data released by HFR showed that total hedge funds assets had increased by a net total of $40bn in 2Q13 to a record $2.41tln; data provider Eurekahedge said the June sell-off impacted hedge fund returns and resulted in a drop in assets of $20bn, and that the total size of the industry now stands at $1.89tn; and investors withdrew approximately $10.1bn ......................

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