State of the Hedge Fund Industry Update – Q1 2020

As Hedge Funds come off of their best performing year in recent history, MFA outlines developments in the hedge fund industry and some of the Association’s recent efforts to advocate, educate, and communicate on behalf of the alternative investment industry and its investors.

INVESTORS REMAIN COMMITTED TO HEDGE FUND ALLOCATIONS

According to Preqin, “over the next 12 months, more than three-quarters (79%) of surveyed investors say that they plan to allocate the same amount of capital or more to hedge funds.”

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INDUSTRY AUM NEAR ALL-TIME HIGH

With year-over-year returns up more than 14% from 2018, the industry’s assets under management remains near record highs at $3.61

trillion.

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INVESTOR SPOTLIGHT

Carnegie Corporation Looks to Hedge Funds

Brooke Jones, Director of Investments at Carnegie Corporation of New York, explains why she views hedge funds as a valuable tool in the foundation’s investment portfolio. Carnegie currently allocates 22% of its portfolio to hedge funds.

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Alaska Permanent Fund Increases Alternatives Exposure

Marcus Frampton, Chief Investment Officer of the $64B Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, talks about why the fund is increasing exposure to alternatives, including hedge funds.

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MFA Responds to SEC Advertising Rule Proposal

Carlotta King

The SEC recently proposed to modernize rules governing how investment advisers communicate with current and potential investors for the first time in nearly sixty years. Carlotta King, Associate General Counsel, outlines MFA’s response to the SEC proposal in the video below and click here to read a full summary of the association’s letter.

 

 

Pension Plans Will Boost Hedge Fund Investments in 2020, Study Says

By Larry Light

Pension funds will increase their allocations to hedge funds in 2020, due to lower interest rates and credit spreads, according to Don Steinbrugge, CEO of hedge fund consulting firm Agecroft Partners and a renowned expert in the industry.

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