Institutional investors have spoken – the time to change is now. "Me-too" funds, products over solutions, and plain old performance - these are the areas in which institutional investors are demanding change or hedge funds will be left for dead, a survey has shown.
Almost three-quarters of investors responding to a survey by SEI Investment Management Services (IMS) complained that there were too many "me-too" funds in the sector - some seven out of ten of them said they were looking for new ideas.
Finding a fund or approach that covered a range of objectives in an investor's portfolio was an important factor, SEI IMS found. Rather than pitching products, fund managers would be well advised to use an interactive, problem-solving approach….