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Institutional investors plan to raise allocations to alternative assets in 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

A survey by Context Summits Miami showed that nearly 72% of institutional investors and family offices plan to raise their allocations to alternative asset managers this year, suggesting continued strong demand for the industry.

"As many large, brand name fund managers experience performance or reputation issues, the current market environment highlights the need among institutional investors and family offices to build relationships with new managers," said Mark Salameh, Co-Founder and CEO of Context Summits. "This year's survey results reinforce investors' ongoing search for yield and exceptional risk-adjusted returns. With more than 9,000 one-on-one meetings arranged over a three-day period, Context Summits Miami continues to grow and serve as the venue of choice to vet new opportunities, providing fund managers with access to new sources of capital and allocators with access to deal flow."

The survey also found that some 51% of investors hold a positive outlook on the alternative asset management industry for 2017, with an additional 36%of respondents taking a neutral stance.

Overall, institutional allocators are maintaining their commitments to alternative fund managers, continuing a trend from 2016 whe......................

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