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Money managers under the microscope

INSIDER-Hedgie client targets modest returns

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Hedge fund returns of 4-5 percent over money market rates is pretty good going, APG’s Gerlof de Vrij tells Reuters Insider.

Tilting at windmills

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Hedge fund rules on thin ice?The growing discomfort among pension funds over EU plans to regulate the hedge fund industry has prompted another public pronouncement, this time from Dutch schemes with assets of about 450 billion euros, including APG and PGGM.

We’ve noted the potential pivotal role the pension industry could play before, but as yet there hasn’t been an appreciable softening in the tone adopted by the hardliners. Their standard bearer Poul Nyrup Rasmussen┬ácalled London Mayor Boris Johnson “out of touch with reality” after the much-lobbied blonde tried to strike a blow for the alternatives industry on a vist to Brussels this week.

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