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Public Investors Challenge Hedge Funds to Lower Fees

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smallmoveA number of public investor chief investment officers (CIO) are subscribing to the belief of having fewer hedge fund managers, but allocating more money to each relationship. CIOs understand that having too many hedge fund managers in a portfolio can dilute investment performance. Diversification in terms of hedge fund managers may not be the answer in an absolute return portfolio. CIOs instead are putting money towards managers where they believe skill is high.

It is paramount to keep in mind that hedge fund returns were excellent or decent when the industry was small. The hedge fund industry had a major setback in 2008. The majority of hedge funds have a life cycle; very few hedge funds can post major returns year after year, especially as their assets under management swell. Sovereign wealth funds and public pensions are lured to the bigger hedge funds. Large hedge funds usually maintain a robust infrastructure. Smaller hedge funds tend to outperform the bigger hedge funds due to many factors such as investment universe opportunities.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

Chinese SAFE Investment Company Sells Off Stake in Ropemaker Place

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Singapore-listed property company Ho Bee Land, acquired a prime office at 25 Ropemaker Place, EC2, located in the City of London, for £650 million. The property went up for sale in December 2017.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Norway SWF Adds to Existing Investment in Central London

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On June 15, 2018, Norges Bank Real Estate Management, the manager of Norway Government Pension Fund Global, acquired 25 percent of a long leasehold interest in 30 Warwick Street in central London, in joint venture with The Crown Estate. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Crown Property Bureau Moves Assets to Thailand King Under 2017 Law

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In December 2016, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn became King of Thailand, succeeding his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej who passed away in October 2016. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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