The Netherlands is home to Europe's largest hedge fund investors

Fri Feb 6, 2009



The Netherlands may house only a handful of local hedge funds, but makes up for it with investor heavyweights such as ABP, PGGM and Mn Services


The Netherlands may house only a handful of local hedge funds, but makes up for it with investor heavyweights such as ABP, PGGM and Mn Services

By Pirkko Juntunen

The Netherlands is something of contradiction when it comes to hedge funds. While some of the country's most well-known institutional investors have been piling into these strategies for some years now, only a few domestic hedge fund managers exist at the moment.


Neils Oostenbrug, Dennis van Ek

Although the domestic hedge fund landscape could change in the near future, right now it is strangely under represented when it comes to home-grown hedge fund managers. "We have the ingredients, but no cake," says Frits Fiene, founder of WorldView, one of the few domestic hedge fund players in the Netherlands.

According to the EuroHedge Directory, only 33 hedge fund products, run by 19 management companies, are based in the Netherlands, managing some $10...

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