Pensions to increase alternatives allocation

Pension funds are loosening their allocation policies concerning hedge funds, despite what is considered to be inadequate knowledge of trustees about the asset class and the continuing stigma of them as risky.

Just over half of the 15 large pension funds, with assets of between £120m and £3.5bn, surveyed by Hedge Funds Review this month say they would look to allocate up to 10% in hedge funds in the current environment.

However, the funds remain reluctant to commit, with 10 out of 15 respondent