Thu, Mar 30, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

MassPRIM to move some of $5.6bn hedge fund portfolios into managed accounts

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

The $59bn Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board (MassPRIM) wants to move some of its $5.6bn hedge funds portfolios into separately managed accounts as it also studies its option whether to invest in other strategies that mimic hedge fund returns at a lower cost.

MassPRIM currently allocates at least 9.5% or $5.6bn of its $59bn assets into some of the biggest hedge funds, including Larry Robbins, William Ackman, Paul Singer, Daniel Och and Andreas Halvorsen.

However, MassPRIM has been pulling back some of its hedge funds allocations, joining a growing trend amongst institutional investors, said Reuters. In December 2012, the pension terminated BlackRock from a nearly $1.1bn active core domestic fixed-income portfolio.

Michael Trotsky, a former hedge fund manager and is currently executive director at MassPRIM said, "That's the next frontier and we might be at the forefront of it. It will give us full transparency and the ability to better control the assets."

Trotsky explained the pension is looking at allocating to hedge fund replication strategies that mimic their returns but charge less fees. Hedge funds traditionally charge 2% management f......................

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: FS Investments launches energy fund[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: $19 billion Philadelphia-based FS Investments has launched a new interval fund which will invest in energy. The FS Energy Total Return Fund is the firm's first closed-end interval fund and will invest opportunistically in energy companies and assets. FS

  2. Hedge fund liquidations in 2016 surpass 2009 levels, new launches decline[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Even as the hedge fund industry's total assets exceeded the $3tln milestone last year, hedge fund liquidations increased. So much so that 2016 had the highest number of liquidations since 2008, claims the latest HFR Market Microstructure Report, re

  3. Hedge funds find no joy in macro as returns lag Trump rally[more]

    From Gulfnews.com: In 2017, macro hedge funds were expected to shine. So far? Not so much. It's been a far from impressive first two months for funds that trade around macroeconomic events. Discretionary funds rose just 0.3 per cent through February, according to Hedge Fund Research Inc., while the

  4. Strategies - Billionaire investor Marc Lasry shares how he's playing markets right now, Classic models are failing FX hedge funds desperate for return[more]

    Billionaire investor Marc Lasry shares how he's playing markets right now From CNBC.com: Buy on the prospect of deregulation. Sell on the enactment of deregulation. That's the strategy that billionaire investor Marc Lasry is implementing, according to an interview with CNBC in Las Vegas

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Aberdeen makes the case for the lower mid-market[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Aberdeen Asset Management has released a new paper focused on lower mid-market private equity. According to the paper, this segment of the private equity market is gaining popularity with private equity investors that are looking for multiple expansion and less