Fri, May 27, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Preqin forecasts investments into hedge funds could reach up to $195bn in next 12 months

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update - According to Preqin, a data provider for the alternative assets industry, investments into hedge funds could reach up to $195bn in the next 12 months.

The firm’s latest hedge fund investor study shows that one third of investors plan to commit between $125bn and $195bn combined to the asset class. Of these, nearly half will look into putting their money in funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) and more than half of the surveyed FoHFs are looking for new investments too.

The study found other interesting pieces of information on what investors are planning to do in the next 12 motnhs: a third of public pension funds will look into making extra allocations into hedge funds (half of which in FoHFs) and the same goes for two third of private sector pension funds. Europe-based investors have the greatest appetite for new commitments, says the study; 45% are seeking new opportunities,compared to 29% of North American, and 32% of Asia and Rest of World-based investors.

Of those investors who plan to invest in hedge funds, half may prefer North America-based managers; a majority will look into long/short equity strategies; most also anticipate including an allocation to one or more single-manager funds; and 19% are looking to start a managed account.

New and small managers may be back in favour: nearly a third said they are more open to emerging managers than a year ago; but nearly two third will focus on managers who have a track record of at least three years; and more than a third will consider vehicles which manage less than $100m.

The full Preqin report can be accessed here: Source


Hedge funds took in $8.1bn in May, bringing YTD inflows to $75bn. However, the volatile markets of 2011 have still taken their toll and total industry assets remain unchanged at $1.79tln recently reported TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge. HFN said on Monday that estimates for asset flows following the June -0.99% performance drop saw an increase of $6.4bn in the rate of redemptions, outpacing allocations for the first time in a year. Meanwhile, Hedge fund flows as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index were negative 0.2% in July.

B. Gravrand

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
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. Paul Tudor’s hedge fund trims fee amidst poor performance, keep investors[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Paul Tudor’s $11.6bn hedge fund firm Tudor Investment Corp. announced on Monday it would slash down fees of one of its biggest fund to 2.25% of assets and 25% of profits amidst backlash arising from poor performa

  2. Ares Capital to buy American Capital in $3.4 billion deal[more]

    From PIOnline.com: Ares Management's business development company Ares Capital Corp. is buying troubled BDC American Capital for $3.43 billion, said a joint news release by the BDCs and another release by Ares Management. Ares Capital Corp.'s assets are expected to grow to about $13.2 billion when t

  3. Performance - Hedge fund ETFs take a battering, Have long-short credit funds delivered?[more]

    Hedge fund ETFs take a battering From ETFStrategy.co.uk: It was a blow for the hedge fund world when Hillary Clinton’s son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky announced he would be closing his Greek-focused fund after it plummeted in value by 90%, just two years after it launched. For passive investor

  4. Launches - Man Group and American Beacon launch new emerging debt fund, Nikko AM launches new Japan equity UCITS fund[more]

    Man Group and American Beacon launch new emerging debt fund American Beacon Advisors, an experienced provider of investment advisory services to institutional and retail markets, launched the American Beacon GLG Total Return Fund today. The Fund became effective May 20. The America

  5. Emerging markets hedge funds perform strongly, but capital base erodes[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Latin American Emerging Markets and Russian hedge funds lead industry gains in the first months of 2016, posting strong performances through April as global and EM equity, commodity and currency markets surged in recent weeks following steep losses to begin the year