Preqin to Hedge Funds: Wooing Institutions May Require Patience
|Jun 27th, 2012 | Filed under: Alpha Strategies, Asset allocation, Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Hedge Fund Strategies, Institutional Investing, Today's Post | By: cfaille||
Inflows are outpacing outflows for hedge funds thus far in 2012, “despite the global economy still experiencing great uncertainty…” says Preqin in the Foreword of its new Global Investor Report. It attributes to a Taiwanese insurance company an explanation of this fact: “Despite our hedge fund portfolio failing to meet expectations, we will continue investing in them as we believe that hedge funds can still outperform traditional investments like equities and bonds.”
So Preqin is looking at its database of 3,400 in something of the spirit of a lonely hearts’ columnist, to find out what institutional investors want in a hedge fund, not just in the hedge fund industry generally but in the specific funds to which they do commit.
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Christopher Faille is a Jamesian pragmatist. William James has taught him, for example, that "you can say of a line that it runs east, or you can say that it runs west, and the line per se accepts both descriptions without rebelling at the inconsistency."
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