May 23, 2006

European hedge funds gain the trust of Pension Funds

In a recent survey by Mercer Investment Consulting, it was found that nearly 13% of continental European and Irish pension funds invest in hedge funds. They have identified the biggest growth areas to be the liability-driven investment strategies and interest rate hedging strategies.

The current trend in Europe acts a pointer towards the increasing investment in alternative assets, mainly hedge funds and active currency management rather than traditional alternatives like private equity.

According to Andy Green, European Director of Consulting Policy at Mercer IC,"The proportion of funds investing in hedge funds has the potential to rise even further, by up to 5 percentage points across Europe, as pension funds become more comfortable with this asset class."

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