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Risk parity indices give investors risk allocation options

As a result of institutional demand for a performance benchmarks for risk parity products, Hedge Fund Research has launched HFR Risk Parity Indices.

Endowments and foundations maintain exposure levels to marketable alternatives

Exposure to marketable alternatives strategies by endowments and foundations has stabilised and will hold steady for the next year, according to a survey by NEPC.

US corporations moving pension risks to insurers to avoid asset volatility and low interest rates

US executives who have shifted pension risk to an insurer have three primary concerns about costs and volatility that drive their consideration of various options for transferring risk.

OMGI opens CoCo fund for investment

Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) has launched its first CoCos strategy, the Old Mutual Financials Contingent Capital Fund. 

Brexit uncertainty slows UK PERE while Europe surges ahead with deals

Brexit is causing consternation in the UK private equity real estate market. In the 12 months following the referendum, the volume of PERE deals in the UK has dropped by a third.

Hedge fund performance continues positive run

Hedge funds returned an average 1.21 per cent in July, bringing year to date (YTD) performance to 4.77 per cent according to eVestment data.

Strong performance in July cements 2017’s buoyant performance for hedge funds

July’s strong hedge fund performance was led by equity hedge, technology, healthcare and emerging markets strategies, according to the latest HFR data.

Asian-focused hedge funds continue to out perform as asset flows increase

Asian-focused hedge funds extended their first quarter performance gain through the first half of the year, led by funds investing in India and China.