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Preqin Report: Investors To Maintain Hedge Fund Holdings

Screenshot 2014-08-25 10.26.51New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge fund performance was mixed in the first half of the year, with almost all strategy benchmarks for 2014 YTD returning less than in the same period last year, the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets, H2 2014, report .

In December 2013, investor satisfaction with the performance of hedge funds was at its highest level since Preqin began conducting this study in 2008. However, volatile performance in the first half of 2014 has led to reduced investor satisfaction, with managers under renewed pressure to meet investor objectives.

380 institutional investors in private equity, hedge funds, real estate and infrastructure reported that:

  • 72% of investors believe that hedge fund returns met or exceeded expectations over the previous 12 months.
  • 89% of investors plan to maintain or increase their hedge fund allocation over the next 12 months.
  • 47% of investors believe that additional regulations are positive for the hedge fund industry.
  • 41% of investors believe that North America is currently presenting good hedge fund investment opportunities.

The wave of regulation that has swept through the alternative assets industry over recent years is clearly something which investors are seeing as a key issue in the sector: 30% of the investors which participated in this study noted it as a key issue
facing the industry today , an increase from 24% which stated the same thing in December 2013. Nearly half (47%) of all investors interviewed by Preqin view the new era of regulation within the alternative assets sector as a positive

Alex Akesson
For HedgeCo.net
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