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UK local authority pension funds told to sack active equity and alternative fund managers

A year ago the Financial Times published details of a study of public sector pension funds in the United Kingdom which showed that almost all of them were paying over the odds for lousy performance from active equity managers. The local authority pension funds most embarrassed by that episode did what they always do: turn to their investment consultants to tell them what to do.

Conflicts must be avoided if consultants launch FOF vehicles

Investment consultants considering launching their own funds of funds should make sure they avoid conflicts of interest, according to bfinance, the London-based investment consultancy.

Posted on: 24 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Launches

Consultants' growth continues, says Goldman Sachs Prime Brokerage survey

The clout of consultants continues to grow, with 65% of pension funds and 45% of insurers acknowledging they use such advisors when making hedge fund allocations, according to the 2013 Goldman Sachs Prime Brokerage survey.

Posted on: 03 Jun, 2013
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Regulated FOFs struggling to gain traction, according to BNY Mellon/Casey Quirk survey

Registered funds of funds, aimed at retail investors, are struggling to get off the ground, according to a survey by BNY Mellon and Casey Quirk Associates.

Posted on: 31 May, 2013
Posted in: Investors

Consultants moving into emerging managers and niche markets

Investment consultants appear to be shedding their conservative ethos and allocating into emerging managers and niche markets, delegates told GAIM Ops Cayman 2013.

Posted on: 23 Apr, 2013
Posted in: Investors

Review of 2012: Part three

Here is the third instalment of our four part series reviewing 2012.

Private placements and passport plus other EU rules

Posted on: 19 Dec, 2012
Posted in: Investors

Nordic investors enthusiasm for hedge funds increasing but Solvency II fears remain

Nordic investors are likely to increase allocations into hedge funds although concerns about Solvency II are stymieing their enthusiasm, senior executives at SEB Enskilda, the Nordic prime broker, have said.

Posted on: 15 Nov, 2012

Investment consultants will launch funds of funds in time, Towers Watson says

It is highly probable some investment consultants will eventually launch funds of funds vehicles, Towers Watson has said.

Posted on: 25 Oct, 2012
Posted in: InvestorsLaunches

GAIM Ops Paris 2012: A Summary

An industry conference veteran once joked he never failed to see the irony of hedge fund managers and investment bankers moaning about their ever-growing expense ratios from the confines of five star hotels.  It is perhaps for this reason GAIM Ops

Posted on: 21 Oct, 2012
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