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Beta

Demand for alternative beta continues as pension schemes seek lower cost solutions, says UBS

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:10

There is a growing interest in the fiduciary management space, with assets under management in the UK estimated to be over GBP 50 billion as of 2012, according to a UBS Global Asset Management study. »

Retirement

FNEX partners with Vantage self-directed retirement plans

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 11:36

Clients of self-directed retirement plan administration company Vantage can now access FNEX.com to source, review and invest their funds in a wide variety of alternative investments. »

Liquidity

BNY Mellon launches liquidity administration service for FoHFs and pension plans

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 13:53

BNY Mellon has launched a new liquidity administration service as part of its fund of hedge funds (FoHF) offering. »

UK flag

AXA IM expands UK LDI offering with pooled funds

Fri, 11/10/2013 - 16:03

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has added to its suite of liability driven investment (LDI) solutions with the launch of a pooled fund range designed to meet the specific liability hedging needs of UK pension funds.  »

Chris Ford, EMEA head of investment at Towers Watson

Midcounties outsources investments to Towers Watson

Tue, 08/10/2013 - 06:04

The trustee of the GBP145m Midcounties Co-operative Pension Scheme has chosen Towers Watson to manage its investment portfolio on a fiduciary management basis, following a competitive tender.  »

Up arrow

Top pension funds back on growth track

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 14:32

Total assets of the world’s largest 300 pension funds grew by almost 10 per cent in 2012, compared to around two per cent in 2011, to reach a new high of USD14.0trn, according to new research. »

Craig Baker, Towers Watson

Pension funds increasing alternative asset allocations, says study

Tue, 27/08/2013 - 14:39

Pension fund alternative assets allocations now account for nearly 20 per cent of all pension fund assets across the globe, according to a study by Towers Watson. »

Crystal ball

Two thirds of UK pension pros to increase or retain fixed income exposure

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 06:30

Nearly two out of three (65 per cent) of UK pension fund professionals say they will retain or increase their current exposure to fixed income over the next three years despite uncertainty about the prospects for the asset class, according to research by independent alternative asset managers Aquila Capital. »

Three

LGT insurance-linked strategies team awarded three institutional mandates in 2013

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 05:59

LGT’s insurance-linked strategies team has won three large mandates in the first half of 2013 worth USD400m from large European pension funds. »

Lew Minsky, DCIIA’s executive director

DCIIA supports consideration of alternative investments in DC plans

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 14:20

The Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) believes that plan sponsors should consider the use of “alternative” investment structures that provide better risk balance in an attempt to reduce the volatility experienced by the typical plan participant. »

Roberto Paganoni, chief executive of LGT Capital Partners

LGT Capital Partners wins GBP280m alternatives mandate from Hertfordshire County Council

Mon, 21/01/2013 - 11:43

LGT Capital Partners has won a GBP280m multi-alternatives mandate from Hertfordshire County Council. »

Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners

Pension funds to increase HF allocation despite recent poor performance

Fri, 26/10/2012 - 06:40

Contrary to recent articles in the main stream media, pension funds will continue to increase their allocation to hedge funds despite the recent poor performance within the hedge fund industry, says Don Steinbrugge of Agecroft Partners. »

Chris Ford, EMEA head of investment at Towers Watson

Willis Pension Scheme chooses Towers Watson for hedge funds

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 16:01

The trustees of the GBP1.5bn Willis Pension Scheme have chosen Towers Watson to manage a large portion of its hedge fund portfolio on a fiduciary basis, following a competitive tender. »

Man with loud hailer

SDAs come to the aid of pension funds wanting to invest in hedge funds

Tue, 14/08/2012 - 06:00

A number of stringent conditions have been placed on pension funds that wish to have hedge funds in their portfolios, which must be complied with by November 2012. »

features
Article
Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook – Augst 2015

In this excerpt from Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook, we take a closer look at the level of competition in the industry today and use our latest survey results to reveal fund manager predictions for asset growth for the rest of 2015. ... »

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survey

The Preqin Special Report: Private Debt Fund Manager Outlook features exclusive survey results drawn from over 100 private debt fund managers worldwide. This extract discusses what fund managers have highlighted as the biggest issues facing the industry and their views on regulation. ... »

Special report
Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

Article
Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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