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Emerging hedge fund managers and specialist credit managers dominate fund raising in 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London for New Managers:

Vantage Point, the third party fund placement group, has reported on key trends in fundraising during the second and third quarters of 2013.

The group found that the rise in the US equity markets coupled with the Fed’s continued easing has pushed many investors, unable to find suitable yield, to shift their focus away from the credit markets and into equity strategies. They write: "One exception to this has been the interest in specialist credit managers such as European Distressed. In 2011 & 2012, some of the most desired strategies were Structured and Distressed Credit. Now, many of those same investors have filled these buckets with high performing funds and have spent much of 2013 looking for L/S Equity funds. Going into 2014, we have seen an uptick in interest for International Equity and European Equity managers."

The firm has seen an increase in appetite for higher beta strategies including L/S Equity and Event Driven. "Interest in these funds has very much mimicked the overall performance of the equity markets. We expect allocations to this space to continue through the end of the year into 2014" they write.

During Q2 and Q3, the firm has also witnessed an increase in appetite for specialized investment strategies. "Certain investors have filled their main portfolio buckets and have looked to managers focused on niche strategies to round out ......................

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