Hedge funds to get $60 billion boost

Financial Standard – Pension funds around the world are expected to pump up their $547 billion hedge fund allocation by more than $60 billion before December as they look to balance assets and liabilities, new research shows.

Hedge fund managers are expected to heap an extra $63 billion into their coffers from pension funds and family offices.

But insurance companies, private banks, endowments and foundations are all likely to decrease their allocations to the sector, according to Barclays Capital.

The report, which surveyed 300 investors and 100 hedge fund managers representing $873 million of hedge fund assets, noted investors were ready to aggressively allocate their cash balances but will demand liquidity in the process.

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