Investors focused on customised hedge fund approach, says Russell Investments

Tue Jul 3, 2012

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Darren Spencer
Global institutional investors are showing increasing demand for alternatives to support investment objectives such as diversification and alpha generation, and these allocations are touching of greater interest in customised approaches, according to the 2012 Global Survey on Alternative Investing released by Russell Investments.

"With greater experience and expanding allocations, investors are increasingly driving implementation approaches," said Darren Spencer, director of alternative investment consulting in North America for Russell. "Today there is greater appetite for customised solutions in which investors can target specific risk/return outcomes, achieve more targeted strategy exposures, and be more opportunistic with their investments."

Diversification and shelter from increasing volatility are the primary drivers for rising alternative allocations in the next year to three years. The survey was conducted in the first quarter of 2012, with 146 institutional investors in North America,...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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