U.K. Universities Boosts Short-Term CTAs, Hedge Funds

Nov 15 2010 | 4:15am ET

The U.K. universities pension fund has increased—and plans to continue to increase—its investments with algorithmic-trading hedge funds.

The Universities Superannuation Scheme has poured more assets into short-term commodity trading advisers, Reuters reports, and plans to increase its investments in the space even further. Luke Dixon, an absolute return portfolio manager at the £30 billion pension, said the new investments “should help us in highly volatile markets.”

USS began investing in hedge funds last year and has invested £950 million with 15 managers. The pension plans to more than triple that figure over the next five years, adding £2 billion.


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