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Most hedge investors dissatisfied with funds

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2007
Author: Riva Froymovich, InvestmentNews.com

Almost 75% of hedge fund investors said it is difficult to find a manager who satisfies their performance objectives, according to a survey released today by Deutsche Bank AG of Frankfurt, Germany.

The Fifth Annual Alternative Investment Survey also showed that investors are not enthusiastic about hedge funds adding private equity components to their traditional hedge fund offerings.

In fact 39% of investors feel that it is a bad idea for hedge funds to make private equity investments.

The poll was conducted during the second half of 2006 and includes the responses of more than 1000 representatives from almost 700 institutions, including banks, insurance companies, family offices, high net worth individuals and wealth management companies.

Respondents said the best performing investment strategies for 2007 are long/short equity and macro and event-driven/relative value strategies.

They also predicted that emerging Asia will be the top performing region for the second year in a row.

More than half of pensions, government organizations, endowments and foundations indicated that they will increase their exposure to the region.