According to a recent Wall Street Journal interview, asset manager PIMCO is looking to increase its public alternative fund presence. A recent IGNITES article discusses the WSJ's interview*: http://www.ignites.com/c/571401/64251/more_alts_store_pimco?referrer_module=emailMorningNews&module_order=4&code=UjFOcGJHWmxia0JyY21GdFpYSnNaWFpwYmk1amIyMHNJREk0TkRNek5USXNJREUzTXpVNU9UUXhNalk9
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According to a report by Cerulli Associates, a majority of fund firms are planning to increase their public alternative fund offerings over the next 12 months and fund managers expect assets in public alternative funds to "skyrocket" over the next decade. A recent IGNITES article discusses the Cerulli report*: http://www.ignites.com/c/555491/62181/fund_launches_explode_over_next_year_report?referrer_module=emailMorningNews&module_order=0&code=Y0hOb1pYSnBaR0Z1UUV0eVlXMWxjbXhsZG1sdUxtTnZiU3dnTWprME9ESXpNU3dnTWpFeU1UY3lORE0wTWc9PQ