Institutional investors shift portfolio allocations to hedge funds

Hedge funds move from alternatives bucket into wider institutional investor portfolio

Institutional investors plan to increase allocations to hedge funds this year. They are also slowly beginning to view hedge funds as a core part of their portfolio allocation, according to Deutsche Bank's Annual Alternative Investment Survey.

A quarter of institutional respondents say they take a risk-based approach to allocating to hedge funds.

A risk-based approach, also known as a risk premium, is when a contribution to the portfolio is measured by risk forecast as opposed to asset class or r

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