NEPC pursues hybrid strategies and structures
March 03, 2011
Celebrating 25 years of independent consultancy, NEPC has seen its hedge fund business double over the past seven years
By Claire Makin
As lines begin to blur between traditional and hedge fund strategies, NEPC aims to combine the best and brightest ideas from both worlds. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based consulting firm has just celebrated its 25th anniversary, and has more or less grown up alongside the hedge fund industry. More than two thirds of NEPC clients invest in some form of alternatives, and many are open to new ideas.
“In hedge fund space, we are spending a lot of time with clients thinking about how hedge funds fit into their entire portfolio rather than just putting them into a box and saying: ‘This is your hedge fund allocation’,” says Erik Knutzen, who is NEPC’s chief investment officer and a senior member of the firm’s Alternative Asset Investment Committee.
Interest in alternatives runs throughout the organisation. Nearly one third of NEPC’s 76 professionals hold the Chartered Alternative Investment...
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