Alternative assets managed on behalf of pension funds by the
world's largest managers grew 16% in 2010 to $952 billion (from
$817 billion in 2009), according to global research produced by
Towers Watson and the Financial Times. The Towers Watson/FT
research shows that half of these managers' assets now come
from pension funds.
According to HedgeFund Intelligence the assets in hedge
funds alone at the end of 2010 rose by 11% to reach $2.02
trillion, up from $1.82 trillion. The InvestHedge annual Fund
of Funds Survey found that funds of hedge funds still manage
more than a third of the total global hedge fund assets, with
an increasing proportion of the money coming from pension
The Global Alternatives Survey covers five alternatives
asset classes: real estate; private equity fund of funds; funds
of hedge funds; infrastructure funds; and commodities....