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VIDEO: Why Treating Hedge Funds as an Asset Class Is Wrong

Are hedge funds an asset class? Not according to Deepak Gurnani, CIO of Investcorp. He tells Imogen Rose-Smith how investors can better integrate their investments in hedge funds across asset classes.

There’s a growing belief among some investors and their advisers that hedge funds should not always be considered a stand-alone asset class but should, instead, be better integrated into a fund’s overall investment portfolio.

Institutional Investor Staff Writer Imogen Rose-Smith recently sat down with Deepak Gurnani, chief investment officer and head of hedge funds with the $12 billion alternative investment firm Investcorp, to talk about how investors should approach hedge funds.

Gurnani recently co-authored a white paper — with colleague Ludger Hentschel, head of quantitative research at Investcorp, and Christopher Vogt, portfolio manager for hedge funds at Allstate Investments — entitled "Hedge Funds Are Not an Asset Class."

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