Thu, May 7, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Preqin: 88% of investors plan to maintain or increase hedge fund allocations in next 12 months

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

The overall outlook for investors in alternative assets is positive, says Preqin, as most investors wish to either maintain or increase their exposure to alternatives (private equity, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure) in the next 12 months or in the longer term. This applies to hedge funds investors too.

Preqin, an intelligence provider for the alternative asset industry, has just issued its latest Investor Outlook report for alternative assets for the second half of 2013, after interviewing 450 investors based in Europe (42%), North America (40%), Asia (9%) and other locations. Those investors include pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers, foundations, banks, family offices, and more.

Even if 26% of investors in hedge funds were not happy with the returns in the past year, this is the lowest level of dissatisfaction since 2008. Still, 60% of the interviewed investors have redeemed in the past year due to performance concerns.

However, there are still many investors who have a significant allocation to hedge funds, which suggests that they "do not allocate solely to generate returns, but also because of the liquidity, diversification and volatility dampening that the asset class can provide," says the report.

......................

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. SEC charges funds of hedge funds Alpha Titans, executives, and auditor for improper expense allocations[more]

    Update: Please note the important updated information at the end of the article.The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based hedge fund advisory firm and two executives involved in improper allocations of fund assets to pay undisclose

  2. Avenue Capital raises $700m for new energy hedge fund[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global hedge fund Avenue Capital Group, which manages $13bn in assets as at end March, reported that it raised an additional $700m for a new energy fund that it plans to launch in May. Avenue Ca

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Carne establishes non-EU ManCo in Jersey[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: For those managers who will not domicile their fund in the European Union (EU) and yet want to distribute it in the EU – especially the UK –, going under the wing of an AIFMD-compliant ManCo on the Channel Islands could be one of the ways to do it. Ch

  4. Opalesque TV: Aequam Capital: Asset management industry will be mainly quantitative going forward[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Before starting his boutique in 2010, Arnaud Chretien, co-founder and CIO of Aequam Capital, worked ten years as a market trader and 18 years as a quantitative and systematic fund manager for Soc

  5. Class-action lawsuit accuse hedge fund Standard General of holding American Apparel hostage[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A shareholder class-action suit filed on Wednesday accused New York-based hedge fund Standard General of holding American Apparel hostage. It would reportedly reap huge benefits if the clothing company declared bankruptcy. Standard General is the controlling sto

 

banner