For pensions, “absolute return” strategies and other non-core investments are back in style
|Feb 9th, 2011 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Today's Post | By: AAA Staff||
So is the case with alternatives, according to bfinance’s winter 2010 survey released late last month (click here to view the survey), which notes that property, infrastructure, private equity and “absolute return strategies” are not only back in favor but all the rage among pension funds. (Click chart to enlarge.)
It’s a post-2008 feather in the cap for these non-conventional investment strategies, which garnered the most positive sentiment among those surveyed – well over bonds, which are definitely out, and certainly over stocks, which in Frankie Valli-like fashion are still relevant but don’t seem to know when to call it quits (apparently his latest tour in the Miami area was not his best).
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