Friday, 29 August 2014
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Dec 1 2008 | 3:22pm ET
Turbulent market conditions have taken a heavy toll on the hedge fund industry, but a select group of investors is still optimistic about the long-term success of the industry.
According to a new Prequin survey, 46.6% of institutional investors said that their long-term outlook on the hedge fund industry was positive and 67.8% of investors have an unfilled long-term target allocation to the asset class. Just 5% of institutional investors described their activity as “mainly redeeming investments.”
And while the majority of institutional investors (75%) surveyed reported that their hedge fund investment returns had fallen short of original expectations, more than half (53%) are satisfied with their hedge fund returns.
“Through our research and analysis it is clear that a number of institutional investors are delaying making new investments with hedge fund managers, however, few are redeeming their investments,” said Amy Bensted, a Prequin spokesman. “As institutional investors have a longer term investment horizon, many still believe in the ability of hedge funds to provide returns and a significant number have seen hedge funds as some of the better performing aspects of their portfolio.”
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...