Global Institutional Demand for Hedge Funds to Triple to $1 Trillion by 2010
|U.S. institutional investment in hedge funds||$60 Billion||$300 Billion||$1 Trillion|
This study follows a 2004 study by the Bank and Casey, Quirk that examined U.S. institutional investor appetite for hedge funds. The 2004 study forecast that U.S. institutional investment in hedge funds would increase from $60 billion to $300 billion by 2008, a prediction that thus far is largely in line with actual investments by U.S. institutions.
The study shows that today's hedge fund techniques will be tomorrow's mainstream investing. The study predicts that half of global institutional flows will go to fund-of- hedge funds with the other half going to direct investments over the next five years.