LONDON (HedgeWorld.com)–Nearly half the institutional investors surveyed by Coller Capital said they planned to increase their allocations to hedge funds in 2005.
Although the survey deals primarily with private equity–Coller Capital’s specialty–the results show growing interest in alternative investments across the board, which could prove to be good news for private equity, venture capital and hedge funds.
Coller Capital’s Global Private Equity Barometer surveyed 105 private equity investors around the world in August and September. Slightly more than half, 56%, said they expected to increase their allocations to alternative asset classes in 2005. Forty-three percent said they would increase private equity allocations, and 45% said they would increase hedge fund allocations.
The results were consistent across the globe, Coller Capital officials said.
With respect to private equity specifically, Coller Capital’s survey found that 53% of all investors worldwide expected to increase the number of managers they employ in 2005. Among Asian investors, 62% said they would expand their manager rosters.