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Preqin Investor Network is a platform available only to limited partners and hedge fund allocators, as well as their external alternative investment consultants.
This database allows all eligible investors to analyze past performance and create custom benchmarks, as well as enabling them to search and view profiles for every fund open to investment or fundraising across the following asset classes: private equity and venture capital, real estate, infrastructure, secondaries, and hedge funds.
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Launched in Q4 2015, Natural Resources Online is Preqin’s first online module focusing solely on the natural resources industry. Natural Resources Online provides detailed information and intelligence on institutional investors, fund managers and fundraising in the industry and much more across the following areas:
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North America is home to the largest number of family offices and foundations in the world and many are highly established investors in hedge funds, having entered the asset class over 15 years ago. Today just under half of all family offices and foundations invest in hedge funds, investing on average 14% of total AUM in the hedge fund asset class. As long-term investors in the asset class, family offices and foundations are an attractive source of capital for a hedge fund manager, offering hedge funds both stability and long-term assets.
North American family offices and foundations access the hedge fund asset class using a mixture of both fund of funds and direct fund investments. 54% of family offices and foundations make strategic investments in funds of hedge funds; the relative size of some of these investors means that they are either too small or lacking in the resources to make direct investments, so funds of hedge funds offer them a way of gaining a portfolio of hedge funds through a single investment.
However, many family offices and foundations also make direct hedge fund investments alongside their fund of funds investments, or solely make direct investments. They tend to consider a broad array of hedge fund strategies when making new investments; by not limiting themselves to a prescribed strategic allocation they are able to be more flexible in their investment decisions and respond more quickly to a changing economic landscape. They are also governed with fewer restrictions in comparison to other institutional investors and they are not constrained by a drawn out decision making process before deciding whether to invest in a fund or not.
For more information on institutional investors in hedge funds, please see Preqin’s Hedge Investor Profiles.