image Pension plans and hedge fund managers have united to produce the first collaborative guide to investing in hedge funds. The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) brought together representatives from some of the world’s largest pension funds to collate practical information on hedge fund investment.

Alexander Ineichen, senior investment officer, UBS Asset Management, said: “Despite the institutionalisation of the hedge fund industry being in full swing for many years, there is still misconception and myth among some institutional investors and their boards, trustees and consultants. “This report will be designed to clarify what hedge funds really are and, more importantly, are not.” The report should be released in early Q2 and, according to AIMA’s investor Steering Committee (ISC), it will focus on best practices for fiduciaries, investment consultants and trustees.

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