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Report: Hedge Fund Assets Will Continue Growing in 2015, But Executives Recognize Underperformance

A new survey, released Tuesday by Deutsche Bank, reveals that hedge fund executives expect hedge fund assets to grow by 7 percent and exceed $3 trillion in 2015, including $60 billion of net inflows. But the majority of executives and investors surveyed – 66 percent – also recognized that hedge funds underperformed in 2014. From the Wall Street ...
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How Hedge Funds Keep Winning Clients Despite Prolonged Slump

The average hedge fund has returned 5.1 percent annually over the last 10 years, according to HFR, a hedge fund data firm. The investment vehicle has even been outperformed by many “balanced” mutual funds. But the flow of clients to hedge funds isn’t slowing down, which begs the question: how do hedge funds keep winning clients when performance ...
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Preqin: Hedge Funds Grew More Than Any Alternative in 2014

Hedge funds experienced the most asset growth of any alternative asset class in 2014, according to a Preqin report. Despite scrutiny over low returns and high expenses, investors put more money into hedge funds in 2014 than private equity, infrastructure or venture capital. More from Chief Investment Officer: Despite a disappointing year for returns ...
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Research Firm: Institutional Investors Still Hungry for Hedge Funds

Research from eVestment indicates institutional investors are still hungry for hedge funds even after a year that saw low returns for the investment vehicles. The research estimates that investors will put at least $90 billion in hedge funds in 2015. From Money News: Wealthy investors are poised to put at least $90 billion into hedge funds next year, ...
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Public Pension Hedge Fund Portfolio Returns vs. Benchmarks in 2014

Here’s a chart listing the strongest-performing hedge fund portfolios over the 12 month period ended September 30, 2014. You can also see whether or not the portfolio outperformed its benchmark, and the percentage of system assets dedicated to hedge funds. Chart credit: Pensions & Investments
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Report: Institutional Investors Plan to Increase Private Equity, Decrease Hedge Fund Allocations in 2015

A Coller Capital report released Monday showed two strong trends in institutional investor sentiment. Forty percent of investors are planning on increasing their allocations to private equity in 2015. Meanwhile, 33 percent of those same investors said the see themselves decreasing their hedge fund portfolios. More from Money News: Ninety-three percent ...
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Surveys: Institutional Investors Disillusioned With Hedge Funds, But Warming To Real Estate And Infrastructure

Two separate surveys released in recent days suggest institutional investors might be growing weary of hedge funds and the associated fees and lack of transparency. But the survey results also show that the same investors are becoming more enthused with infrastructure and real estate investments. The dissatisfaction with hedge funds — and their ...
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