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Emerging market hedge funds continue to post strong returns as capital increases

Hedge funds focused on the Middle East and Russia/Eastern Europe led emerging markets hedge fund performance through early 2018, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

UK still favoured destination for capital into real estate despite Brexit

A good majority (67 per cent) of real estate professionals expect the volume of Asian investor capital going into the European real estate market will increase over the next two years.

Institutional investor interest in hedge fund allocations continues to grow

Established financial centres are favoured

There is an overall increase in confidence for the leading financial centres. Signs of a bias towards stronger and more established centres are revealed in the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 23).

Hedge fund creations outnumber closures at end of 2017 as AUM hits record high

Hedge fund launches exceeded liquidations in the last quarter of 2017 for the second consecutive quarter. At the same time total hedge fund industry assets under management(AUM) started 2018 at a record $3.21tn.

Wealth managers face challenges as AI and fintech change business practices

The wealth management industry is changing and how it evolves and uses new technology is likely to have an impact on the wider management of institutional investments.

Green bond issuance by banks set to increase

Green bonds may represent a tiny proportion of bank borrowings but that share is set to rise, says a S&P Global Ratings report.