Hedge Fund Survey of Australian Superfunds

20 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2008 Last revised: 24 Apr 2014

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John R. Evans

Centre for Analysis of Complex Financial Systems

Date Written: April 10, 2011


In Australia, superannuation funds are a major source of capital for the development of the economy with assets exceeding $1 trillion.

Given the purported ability of hedge funds to enhance returns and reduce risk from combinations of traded securities and to produce returns that in many instances are lowly correlated with the existing superannuation fund asset classes, the lack of exposure by most superannuation funds raises the issue of why the exposure is low and what have been the major reasons for this?

This study is aimed at eliciting some of the reasons for the current situation, through establishing what the attitudes are of superannuation funds to hedge fund investments.

JEL Classification: G11, G23

Suggested Citation

Evans, John R., Hedge Fund Survey of Australian Superfunds (April 10, 2011). UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2008ACTL07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1140982 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1140982

John R. Evans (Contact Author)

Centre for Analysis of Complex Financial Systems ( email )

PO Box 363
Summer Hill, 2130

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