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Hedge Funds, Other Alts Crucial To Endowment, Foundation Portfolios: Survey

Marketable alternatives are a substantial and important component of many endowment and foundations’ portfolios, according to the Q2 2017 NEPC Endowment and Foundation Poll, a measure of endowment and foundation views on the economy, investing, and key market trends.
Read by 31% of LPs August 15, 2017

The Impact Of Pensions Favoring Alts Over Equities: Research

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has put out a white paper about public pensions and alternative investments.  It asks two questions: which plans have made the largest shift into alternatives? And, how has that shift mattered to their returns and risk?
Read by 50% of LPs August 15, 2017

Hedge Funds Among Marketable Alternatives Gaining Popularity In Endowment, Foundation Portfolios

A survey from NEPC revealed 68% of respondents have more than 10% of their portfolios allocated to marketable alternatives, which includes hedge funds. This marks a notable increase from last year, when NEPC’s July 2016 survey found only 45% of respondents had at least 10% allocated to hedge funds.
Read by 50% of LPs July 18, 2017

Fast-Growing Canadian Pension Funds Cite Returns From Alternatives For Solid Performance In 2016

<p>Alternative investments have been the name of the game for many of the leaders on&nbsp;Benefit Canada&lsquo;s list of the&nbsp;<a href="">fastest-growing pension funds for 2016</a>.</p> <p>Both the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, ranked third on the list of fastest-growing plans at 10.65 per cent growth, and Alberta Teachers&rsquo; Retirement Fund Board, ranked fourth at 10.6 per cent, saw robust performances from most of their alternative assets classes, including their real estate, infrastructure and private equity portfolios.</p> <p>At OMERS, private equity returned 12.6 per cent, with real estate following closely at 12.4 per cent and infrastructure at&nbsp;11 per cent. The Alberta fund&nbsp;saw a 16 per cent return for infrastructure, 10 per cent for real estate and five per cent for private equity.</p>
Read by 60% of LPs July 06, 2017

New York Common Invests In Landmark's Real Estate Secondaries Fund

<p>New York State Common Retirement Fund has made a $150m (&euro;133m) commitment to Landmark Partners&rsquo; latest real estate secondaries fund.</p> <p>The pension fund told IPE Real Estate that it is investing in Landmark Real Estate Partners VIII as part of its $4.5bn opportunistic alternatives portfolio, held separately to its real estate allocation.</p>
Read by 76% of LPs May 19, 2017

Ackman: 2-and-20 Doesn’t Work Anymore For Hedge Funds

After two years of double-digit losses, Bill Ackman is hoping for a comeback. &quot;I got something to prove,&quot; Ackman, the billionaire behind hedge fund Pershing Square, said at an afternoon session at the Skybridge Alternatives Conference in Las Vegas, noting that the humility kicked it when the fund was down 30 percent. Beyond his own...
Read by 63% of LPs May 19, 2017

CPPIB Says It's Losing Out On Infrastructure Deals

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), one of the world&rsquo;s biggest infrastructure investors, is regularly losing out in bidding wars for such assets, its chief executive said, as investors seek alternatives to low-yielding government bonds. CPPIB is one of the world&rsquo;s biggest investors in infrastructure such as roads, bridges and tunnels but its CEO Mark Machin said high valuations were making it harder to do deals in the current environment. &ldquo;We are consistently outbid for assets around the world because they are really priced almost to perfection and there&rsquo;s an enormous amount of capital chasing infrastructure, particularly in developed markets,&rdquo;...
Read by 39% of LPs May 01, 2017

Alternative Beta Strategies: Alpha/Beta Separation Comes To Hedge Funds

By Yazann Romahi&nbsp;via&nbsp; A quiet revolution is taking place in the alternatives world. The idea of alpha/beta separation has finally made its way from traditional to alternative investing. This development brings with it a more transparent, liquid and cost-effective approach to accessing the &ldquo;alternative beta&rdquo; component of hedge fund return and a new means for&hellip;
Read by 49% of LPs April 18, 2017

Seven New Liquid Alts Funds Launched In Q1

Seven new liquid alternative funds were launched in Q1 2017, including three equity hedge funds, two relative value funds, one global macro fund and one multi-strategy fund, according to the Wilshire Funds Management Q1 Liquid Alternatives Industry Monitor. There were also 18 liquidations during the quarter.
Read by 48% of LPs April 11, 2017

‘Diversity Of Views’ To Benefit Hedge Funds

The current shift away from a single macroeconomic narrative is beneficial for hedge funds, says Man FRM &ndash; but a victory for Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election could derail things. New market commentary by&nbsp;hedge fund manager Man FRM blamed the poor performance of the alternatives sector throughout 2016 on a single pervasive narrative, namely, the Trump reflation trade. The victory of Donald Trump and Britain&rsquo;s decision to exit the European Union conspired to cause markets to correlate around one common thesis, it said. But Man FRM is hopeful about the remainder of 2017 because hedge funds should...
Read by 30% of LPs