Dutch Pension Ditches Hedge Fund

Jan 20 2011 | 1:05pm ET

Less than three years ago, a small Dutch pension fund dipped its toes into hedge funds. But the Stichting Total Pensioenfonds Netherlands appears to have been unimpressed.

The €250 million pension fund for energy company Total's Dutch employees plans to redeem its only hedge fund investment later this year. HFMWeek reports that the move is the result of a change in risk management strategy.

Total currently invests about 1% of its assets in a single fund of hedge funds manager. The pension did not identify the pink-slipped firm.

"We are still invested in hedge funds at the moment as we haven't yet found a suitable alternative," a source at the pension told HFM. The plan is set for its next investment review in May.

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