Temasek offers hedge funds hope

Telegraph states, “Shirin Ismail, head of absolute returns investment strategies at Temasek’s standalone unit Fullerton Fund Management, told the Reuters Private Equity and Hedge Funds Summit in Singapore: ‘This is an area we will add on because this is where we think it will give us that level of capital preservation that we need.’

Hedge fund withdrawals reached a record $159bn (£110bn) last year, according to Lipper, a unit of Thomson Reuters. Some commentators have predicted that as many as half of existing hedge fund managers could shut this year. However, the industry’s supporters argue that in a period of falling stock markets investors need the more sophisticated strategies hedge funds offer. “

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