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Funds of hedge funds continue to shrink as industry consolidation continues

Most sophisticated and confident investors are turning away from funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) to direct investment, accelerating the demise of the industry, according to a report by Preqin.

Name change for Hedge Fund Standards Board reflects diversity and evolution of alternatives

In a sign of the times and a shift in sentiment towards hedge funds, the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) has renamed itself the Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI).

KKR and Paamco combo results in Paamco Prisma liquid alternatives investment company

KKR and Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company Paamco) have entered into a strategic transaction to create a liquid alternatives investment firm, combining Paamco and KKR Prisma.

Hedge fund start-ups decline as liquidations rise in third quarter and industry performance picks up

Hedge fund launches fell in the third quarter, as funds again posted steady gains, according to the latest data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

Asset managers look to more automation of back office to help cut costs and improve efficiency

Improving automation of processes and regulatory reporting among top priorities for asset managers. Data centralisation is also another area targeted to help improve efficiency and cut reporting errors.

Amundi creates single alternatives platform as it aims to double AUM by 2020

Amundi has reorganised, launching a single platform to bring its capabilities in real and alternative assets (AI) together. The move makes Amundi one of the leading alternative asset managers in Europe.

Hedge funds find new ways to help align interests with wide variety of investors

Hedge funds are adapting their terms in order to align themselves better with their investors, according to a survey by the Alternative Investment Management Association (Aima).

Italy puts Cayman on white list paving way for increased investment through alternative fund structures

Italy has now included Cayman Island funds on its white list. This means Cayman funds will be free to invest in Italian securities such as bonds and securitisation instruments and receive interest payments gross of withholding tax.