Institutional Investors

Hedge funds may win as bonds decline, bfinance finds


A new survey from consulting firm bfinance shows pensions shifting away from bonds thanks to sovereign debt problems within the Eurozone.

The survey of global investors found a modest increase in equities and a focus on investing in emerging markets. The main beneficiaries of the new asset mixes have been alternatives including private equity, absolute return strategies, global tactical asset allocation and commodities. As many as 36% of investors surveyed by bfinance expect to increase the number of asset classes they invest in over the next 12 months.

Over the next six months, roughly 6% of investors plan