Sunday, 19 October 2014
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Mar 7 2011 | 10:53am ET
Investors are rediscovering their appetite for funds of hedge funds, according to consultancy Towers Watson.
The firm said it put 41% of its clients' hedge fund allocations into the asset class last year, a total of US$1.8 billion. In 2009, the firm invested just US$300 million in funds of funds on behalf of clients.
Towers Watson invested in funds of funds 39 times last year, 30% more often than in 2009.
"Clients still have an appetite to invest with hedge funds, but not all of our clients have the skill set to be comfortable investing in hedge funds directly," Towers Watson's Craig Stevenson said. "Most of our clients are low- to mid-governance, and so it is better to gain access to hedge funds through funds of funds."
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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