Institutional Investors

European pensions still eyeing hedge funds


Despite worries over liquidity, defined benefit plans across Europe are still considering adding hedge funds and funds of hedge funds this year, according to a new survey from Mercer.

Mercer’s annual European Asset Allocation Survey compiled the views of more than 1,100 European pension funds with assets of more than $782 billion and found that 80% of respondents are more concerned about the threat of increasing inflation than they were last year and many are taking action to protect their assets.

While the percentage of schemes considering increases in their hedge fund allocations