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New Managers January 2014

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Preqin anticipates even further growth for the alternative assets industry throughout 2014

Preqin has launched its 2014 Global Alternatives Reports, which reveal the global alternatives industry has shown significant growth in assets held by private equity, hedge fund, real estate and infrastructure fund managers...

This is what Preqin reports about hedge funds:

  • The hedge fund industry saw the highest growth in assets over the last year compared to other alternative assets, from $2.30tn to over $2.66tn, as a result of strong investment gains and new asset flows.
  • Institutional investor capital now represents 66% of all hedge fund capital, with all major groups of institutional investors increasing their hedge fund allocations between 2012 and 2013.
  • Hedge funds posted returns of 11.08% over 2013, but despite lagging the S&P 500 Index, 84% of investors stated that returns had met or exceeded expectations, the highest level recorded by Preqin.

"The alternative assets industry is now valued at over $6 trillion, according to Preqin's latest estimates, and all signs indicate this figure will continue to grow," comments Mark O'Hare - CEO, Preqin. "In speaking with investors, we have found that many institutions not only have significant allocations to the private equity, hedge fund and real assets sectors, but many are looking to invest even more capital in these asset classes in the near future... With the fundraising environment in 2013 indicating the strong demand investors have for these investments, coupled with the positive intentions gleaned from speaking with investors, Preqin anticipates even further growth for the alternative assets industry throughout 2014."

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This article was published in Opalesque's New Managers a top-down monthly analysis, news and research publication on the global emerging manager space.
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