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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.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…