The future of hedge funds in the Netherlands debated

Performance and cost are not the only factors to consider in the future of hedge funds in the Netherlands, but whether investors such as pension funds are big enough to make direct investment decisions themselves, according to a recent roundtable.

The Opalesque Round Table Series Netherlands brought together the views of providers and investors in hedge funds to discuss the state of the Dutch hedge funds market, as well as the challenges and opportunities facing mangers there.

Taking part were Mark Burbach, CIO at Blue Sky Group, Niels Oostenbrug, head of Alternative Investments at MN Services, Michiel Meeuwissen, senior portfolio manager Funds of Hedge Funds at Kempen Capital Management, Michael Kretschmer, co-manager at Pelargos Japan Alpha Fund, Jasper Anderluh, principal and CEO at HiQ Invest, and France Schuster, head of Sales, at Eurex.

Among the questions discussed were:

• What are the five return drivers of hedge funds?

• Which four hedge fund strategies add the most value to pensions?

• How do Dutch institutions invest in hedge funds and alternatives?

• Has the role of hedge funds in Dutch institutional portfolios changed over time?

• Which hedge fund strategies appeal to Dutch institutions right now?

• What types of hedge funds operate from the Netherlands? What fund vehicles are open to them that many other hedge funds are craving for?

• How does an Amsterdam based hedge fund manage to add between 100 and 150 new clients every month?

• How do Dutch hedge funds prepare for the proposed financial transaction tax and regulations of high frequency trading?

To review the transcript of the discussion click here: [asset_library_tag 6447,Netherlands Roundtable]


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