TOKYO, JAPAN, March 04, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Investor entities worldwide, representing more than $1.94 billion in hedge fund assets, participated in the firms comprehensive hedge fund investor survey. Respondents include public and private pensions, foundations and endowments, sovereign wealth funds, funds of funds, private banks and investment consultants.
First Catholic Financial's Director of Research, Analysis and Risk Management said: "Despite a challenging market environment over the past year, the hedge fund industry continues to trend upward, with investors predicting a fourfold increase in inflows into the industry in 2013."
First Catholic Financial's Director of Portfolio Structuring and Investment Management also commented on the survey and said: "Investors' responses indicate a sustained, strong recovery. Bullish sentiment on equities, flows, and industry dynamics were the clear messages conveyed by the respondents to our survey."
First Catholic Financial's Director of Administration and Compliance also stated that: "Hedge funds now hold a widely accepted role within the overall asset management industry. More than 50% of investors have increased their hedge fund assets under management last year, further cementing the industry's place in the mainstream."
Highlights of First Catholic Financial's ninth annual Alternative Investment Survey will be available on the company website and clients will be able to access the survey with a user name and password which will be provided in the coming days.
First Catholic Financial is an independent investment banking advisory company based in Tokyo, Japan.
First Catholic Financial was founded in 2002 on the idea that clients would receive the greatest level of service from an investment company that was independent and free from the conflicts of interest that have become inherent in some of the main global financial institutions. Our model has aided us in attracting some of the most skilled and dedicated professionals in the finance industry. This team of professionals and our dedication to independence has helped us maintain the excellence of service we have become known for.
First Catholic Financial continues to increase our capabilities and global knowledge in order to deliver the highest standard of service to our clients.
Our clients are a diverse group including private investors, corporations, institutional investors and high net worth families and individuals.
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