Garden City, NY (PRWEB) September 02, 2014
Concept Capital Markets, LLC is pleased to announce the publication of its 2014 Hedge Fund Investor Survey. The survey was conducted during July and August and includes responses from 110 investors that allocate assets to alternative investment managers. These investors, who collectively oversee some $150 billion, are predominantly located in the US and Europe, and represent a wide spectrum of institutional and qualified investors, including financial advisors and wealth managers, fund of funds, single and multi-family offices, high net worth individuals, consultants, and managed account platforms.
The survey results suggest that investors’ allocations to alternative investment strategies are growing this year. The data also shows that allocators are increasingly searching out emerging managers, and that they are more open to the idea of being seed or early stage investors. In selecting managers, investors remain focused on those with well-defined investment strategies and processes, documented experience in the relevant field, a history of producing investment returns, and effective risk management. In response to questions regarding current preferred investment areas, allocators showed overwhelming interest in equity focused strategies, primarily event driven and special situations, long/short global, and long/short US. Finally, investors also indicated that they are seeking greater portfolio transparency, better redemption terms, and more favorable fee structures.
“We are grateful to the allocators for their participation in the survey”, said Jack Seibald, co-founder and Managing Member. “The responses help to shed light on the near-to-intermediate term dynamics for capital allocations to alternative investment managers, and should help to frame our clients’ expectations as the engage in their capital raising efforts ”, he continued.
The complete 2014 Hedge Fund Investor Survey is available upon request to capintro(at)conceptcapital(dot)com or prime(at)conceptcapital(dot)com.
About Concept Capital Markets, LLC:
Concept Capital offers a comprehensive suite of brokerage and related services that provide traditional and alternative investment managers with solutions that are customizable and scalable. The firm was built by former investment managers to serve hedge fund managers, managed account platforms, institutional investors, family offices, and registered investment advisors with turn-key solutions designed to free its clients to focus on their core competencies. Our offering features world-class custody and clearing options, multi asset class capabilities, leading execution and order management systems, a seasoned execution desk, a range of financing options, a highly professional operations and customer support team, comprehensive portfolio reporting capabilities, and capital introduction. Concept Capital Markets, LLC is headquartered in Garden City, New York and operates offices in New York City and Purchase, NY, Greenwich, CT, El Segundo and Santa Monica, CA, Atlanta, GA, and Boca Raton, FL. The firm is registered as a Broker Dealer and Investment Adviser with the SEC, and is a member of FINRA, NFA, and SIPC. For additional information, visit http://www.conceptcapital.com.