Hedge funds had a disappointing year, according to a study by UK-based alternative assets research firm Preqin that reveals 40 per cent of investors surveyed feel that returns on their investments have failed to meet expectations in the past 12 months. The survey of 50 institutional investors also shows that just 11 per cent feel […]
Despite European public equity markets tumbling, private equity is yet to experience the sharp downturn it suffered in the last financial crisis, with investors still showing interest in the strongly performing asset, said independent alternative assets research firm Preqin.
When a consortium of investors, which included the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, bought a majority stake in Skype from eBay in September 2009, it was valued at $2.75 billion. This week Microsoft agreed to buy Skype for $8.7 billion in cash.
The institutional pull of CalPERS and CalSTRS is not enough for placement agents to change their practices, with a study of global placement agents revealing discontent over new legislation which requires them to register as lobbyists if they are working with public pension funds in California.
The past four-year upsurge in the number of public pension funds investing in hedge funds is shaping the new institutional era of hedge fund management, with funds approaching the asset class for new reasons, says Preqin.
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