Institutional investors with USD 3trn eye hedge funds, Europe amid turmoil

As if the pandemic wasn't warping global markets enough, China's regulatory crackdown is suddenly adding new unpredictability. So how best to invest in these strange times?

Nicolai Tangen, chief executive officer of Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), speaks at a public event held at Trinity Church in Arendal, southern Norway, August 17, 2021. REUTERS/Gwladys Fouche/File Photo | Photo: GWLADYS FOUCHE/REUTERS / X03825

Bloomberg News spoke with institutional investors with USD 3trn in combined assets under management to ask how they're navigating economic turmoil caused by unpredictable recoveries and China's shifting rules, which have frozen US listings and almost erased the online education sector.

Some are ramping up allocations to hedge funds -- reversing a years-long retreat -- hoping that active management can plot a path through a landscape of Covid-19 lockdowns and rebounds. Others are switching to undervalued stocks in Europe and India, avoiding the US-China regulatory fracas.

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