Institutional Investors

Hedge fund allocations on the way up, says Russell

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Hedge fund allocations among global institutional investors are still expected to rise, albeit at a slower rate than in recent years, according to a survey compiled by Russell Investments.

Overall, allocations to hedge funds, now 4.2% of total assets, will rise to 5.7% in the next two years as most institutions boost their allocations to alternatives in general with areas such as infrastructure and private equity also gaining interest. By global regions, the strongest allocation to hedge funds on a percentage basis is in Japan/Asia, where hedge funds are reported to account for 6% of total assets as