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Emerging market hedge funds begin 2017 on high after solid performance and asset gains in 2016

Total capital invested in emerging markets (EM) hedge funds climbed to a record level to begin 2017, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

Optimistic but challenging 2017 for private equity funds

Private equity firms are more optimistic about 2017, according to a survey by BDO.

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Asian hedge fund performance beat local markets for 2016 and off to good start in 2017

Asian hedge funds topped the performance of volatile regional Asian equity market indices for the fourth quarter and full year 2016, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

Blockchain could be adopted for post-trade activities in five years or less, says survey

Nearly half of financial service companies involved in post-trade distributed ledger activities believe blockchain will be adopted in financial post-trade in three to five years.

Investors still allocating to alternatives but struggle to find the right managers

Investors are cautiously optimistic about investing into alternatives, according to a survey by Catalyst Financial Partners.

Investment grade green bonds accessible to investors via index

Solactive, Lyxor Asset Management UK and Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) have created the Solactive Green Bond EUR USD IG Index.

Hedge funds continue to outperform, entering 2017 with over 70% of all strategies in positive territory

The hedge fund industry entered 2017 with similar performance trends it displayed in 2016. January’s gains were the eleventh month of positive performance in the last 12.