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Institutions look to alternatives for agility - Deloitte

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Deloitte is out with a new white paper examining why institutional and accredited investor assets continue to flow into hedge funds even as they underperform the indexes. Based on the research, it appears that investors are beginning to more fully understand that hedge funds and alternatives are more than just high risk/higher return investments. Instead, institutions are taking a closer look for the purposes of capital preservation, mitigating downside risk and generally taking a more active approach to managing their portfolios.

Rather than viewing them as a separate asset class, institutional investors are increasingly deconstructing alternatives into risk and attribution themes. This granular approach means that investors are taking a more studied view of how they can put hedge funds to work as diversifiers. Report data shows that hedge fund assets under management (AUM) swelled to a record $2.6tn in 2013. Private equity firms also saw fundraising reaching the highest levels since 2008.

Pension funds and foundations now account for the biggest slices of the overall investor profile in both hedge funds and private equity. Endowments come in third, ad as Opalesque has reported have almost half of their portfolios allocated to alternatives.......................

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