Opalesque Industry Update -Significant inflows of institutional investor capital is expected to flow into the hedge fund industry, after 94% of surveyed institutions indicated they could increase hedge fund allocations over the next three years, says a new report by Preqin. While the past few years have been sluggish in asset recovery, 20% of institutional investors have been beefing up their hedge fund teams, and those that have not indicate that they are developing in-house hedge fund specialist teams over the next three years. |
“The hedge fund universe is difficult to negotiate, therefore it is no surprise that one-fifth of investors have expanded their investment teams over the past year. With many investors planning to increase their allocation to the asset class, as well as to move to a more direct style of investment over the next two or three years, the proportion of investors with hedge fund-specific teams is likely to grow further,” said Amy Bensted, Manager, Hedge Fund Data at Peqin in a statement released on Friday.
Amongst the results of the Preqin survey are: