Institutional Investors

Alternatives hit $1 trillion in pension fund portfolios

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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