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Marlin Naidoo, Deutsche Bank

Investors have renewed optimism for hedge funds in 2018, says Deutsche Bank survey

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 10:07

Hedge fund investors are optimistic in their outlook for the industry in 2018, expecting hedge funds to receive USD41 billion in net new investor capital for the year versus USD10 billion last year. »

Will Goodhart, CFA UK

Investor confidence in emerging markets down, says CFA

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 10:32

Investors are less confident that they can find value in emerging market equities than previously, according to the CFA UK latest quarterly Valuations Index, which measures investors’ perceptions of the values of bonds, equities and gold in Q4 2017. »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

Hedge funds outperform stocks and bonds on risk-adjusted basis

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 09:40

Hedge funds have produced more consistent and steadier returns than equities or bonds over both the short term and the long term, according to new research by Preqin and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).   »

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Private equity and hedge fund regulatory enforcement down under Trump, says study

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:15

More than half (56 per cent) of executives at hedge fund and PE funds believe regulatory enforcement has decreased under the Trump administration, and 85 per cent view the US regulatory environment as more relaxed than it is internationally. »

Anthony Cowell, KPMG

Digitise or jeopardise says KPMG report

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 08:28

A new report entitled ‘Alternative Investments 3.0 – digitize or jeopardize’ from KPMG International and CREATE-Research finds that digital technologies are radically reshaping the alternative investment industry, but a large majority of hedge funds and private equity firms appear to be too slow to respond. »

Ed Gouldstone, Linedata

Blockchain is driving asset management forward, says Linedata report

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 10:30

A new report sponsored by Linedata examines the application and benefits of distributed ledger technology (DLT) to the buy-side and what is required from both partners and regulators to facilitate, accelerate and maximise those benefits. »

Frank Polefrone, Broadridge

Active managers offer institutional funds to reduce fees, says Broadridge

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 06:00

Institutionally priced funds gathered over USD600 billion of net new fund flows in 2017, according to data released today by Broadridge Financial Solutions.   »

Robert Angel, Northern Trust

Northern Trust survey reveals investment managers’ greatest MiFID II implementation challenge

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 17:43

Close to 50 per cent of investment managers and consultants surveyed at Northern Trust’s (Nasdaq: NTRS) annual Regulatory and Depositary conference cited client reporting as the greatest implementation challenge presented by MiFID II. »

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CTAs post exceptional returns in early 2018, says Lyxor

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 17:39

Persistent trends across asset classes have continued to fuel CTA returns over recent weeks, writes Lyxor in the latest Weekly Brief from its Cross Asset Research team. »

Nick Tolchard, Invesco

Emerging challenges drive renewed appetite for core fixed income investments, says Invesco

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 09:46

Many investors believe that the sustained post-financial crisis period of calm in fixed interest markets is coming to an end as central bank intervention is withdrawn, according to Invesco’s first Global Fixed Income Survey. »


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