Opinion

Time to rock the boat, go with the flow, or sink?

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As new strategies are being promoted, many investors are at sea. Susan Barreto reflects on whether buying them will instill calm or rock the endowments, foundations and pensions boat more

By Susan Barreto, deputy editor

The global credit crisis has turned traditional economics on its head. As new strategies are being promoted, many investors are at sea in terms of knowing whether buying them will instill calm or rock the institutional investor boat more.

Despite the gloom, there seem to be plenty of fund launches and additional capacity with experienced blue-chip hedge fund managers. But investors are anxious to see whether or not these new offerings fit their long-term investment strategy - and in many cases are employing asset liability studies to gain a snapshot of their portfolio.

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