Germany, once widely regarded as the European nation most inimical to hedge funds, is now warming to the sector with allocators across the spectrum considering or actually making investments.
Last year, European fund buyers were fairly homogenous in their appetite – they wanted funds active in emerging
markets. This year, however, their tastes spread across the range of asset classes.
As gatekeeper for an investor base with $130bn, Pascal Botteron has the weighty responsibility of choosing funds that will perform as expected.