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Institutions Put Hedge Fund Managers to the Test: SEI

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update - Institutional investors continue to put their money in hedge funds in the quest for returns but keep ratcheting up the challenges and requirements they pose to hedge fund managers. To help managers understand the evolving expectations of their investors, SEI, in collaboration with Greenwich Associates, conducted its fifth annual survey of institutional hedge fund investors.

Part I of II, available now, examines current trends affecting the hedge fund industry, including institutional hedge fund allocations, objectives, performance, and preferences in investment strategies and vehicles.

Among the key findings from Part I:

Institutional allocations are continuing to rise, though more slowly than in the past. Nearly 38% of investors said they plan to increase their allocations to hedge funds over the next 12 months (vs. 54% a year earlier).

Investors’ stated goals also reflect a strong concern with risk management. Responses suggest that institutions today use hedge funds to help them lower portfolio risks as well as to boost returns.

Direct investing continues to gain momentum. Four out of ten institutions surveyed said they invest solely via single-manager funds, up from 24% a year earlier.

(press release)

SEI's Investment Manager Services division provides comprehensive operational outsourcing solutions to support investment managers globally across a range of registered and unregistered fund structures, diverse investment strategies and jurisdictions. The Investment Manager Services division is an internal business unit of SEI Investments Company. As of 30 September 2011, through its subsidiaries and partnerships in which the company has a significant interest, SEI manages or administers $395 billion in mutual fund and pooled assets or separately managed assets, including $162 billion in assets under management and $233 billion in client assets under administration.

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