Gareth Henry is in total agreement with the view of institutional investors that hedge funds are worthy of inclusion into any investment portfolio. Institutional investors have progressively allocated more of their assets into hedge funds. Hedge funds allocation increased by 28 percent for the years of 2009 to 2012, increasing from $1.15 to $1.48 trillion. Hedge funds allocation continued to climb between the period of 2013 to 2016 by 26 percent, increasing from $1.88 to $2.37 trillion. Hedge funds allocation experienced another substantial increase in 2017, amounting to $2.91 trillion. Visit their website at garethhenry.com
Hedge funds’ popularity has been steadily rising as investors shake off the specter of the financial crisis of 2008. The amount of assets investors is allocating into hedge funds have reached its highest level in 3 years. This year investors have allocated 28 percent of their assets to hedge funds, as compared with 12 percent for the prior year. Hedge funds are currently ranked second among the top alternative asset investment products, trailing only private equity and only by 1 percent. As hedge funds’ popularity has soared so has the number of hedge funds. In 2004, there were only 5,000 hedge funds, but that number has increased by 120 percent. Today, the number of hedge funds in existence for investors to choose from is well over 11,000.
Gareth Henry base his agreement with institutional investors on a good number of reasons. Gareth Henry believes that hedge funds can add alpha to any investment portfolio. Gareth Henry also believes that hedge funds can provide investors with profits in that hedge funds can tender positive returns regardless of the condition of the market as hedge funds hold both short and long positions, love adverse economic conditions, and thrive during times of increased interest rates.
Mr. Henry received an Actuarial Mathematics degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He has extensive experience raising capital in various markets across the globe for the Fortress Investment Group, as the global alternative asset manager’s Head of Investor Relations. Presently, Gareth Henry is his own boss, having founded his own firm.