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Family offices set to spend more cash on smaller hedge funds


Hedge funds are on the agenda of family office cash, according to Somerset Capital’s recent survey of family office investors.

The independent London-based private market advisory firm survey interviewed 32 family offices, of which 82% were single family offices. The investors in question were predominantly located in the UK and Europe, and half managed assets in excess of $500 million. More than 50% were pure financial investors, whereas 45% continue to own an operating business.

Among the family offices surveyed, the average allocation to asset classes was 24% equity, 10% bonds, 11% hedge funds, 26% private equity, 14%