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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.

FoHFs AUM continues to shrink as the sector’s investment into hedge funds drops

Once the largest single investor in hedge funds, funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) have declined significantly in terms of assets under managements (AUM) as well as the main allocator to hedge funds.

Real estate and hedge fund managers secure most assets from institutional investors

Total assets managed by the top 100 alternative investment managers globally rose to $3.6tn at the end of 2015, up 3 per cent on the previous year, according to research produced by Willis Towers Watson.

Hedge fund mojo back as performance turns (mostly) positive

Overall returns of 1.44 per cent in April have moved hedge fund performance to 0.70 per cent for 2016 year to date (YTD), according to Preqin data.

Swiss fund industry records small increase on assets under management in March

The volume of assets under management in Switzerland’s the fund industry came to Sfr867.1bn ($909.5bn) in March 2016 – a 1.3 per cent month-on-month increase compared with February’s Sfr855.8bn.

Emerging market-focused hedge funds lead strong March performance

Emerging market-focused hedge funds posted strong gains in March, leading industry-wide gains as equity and commodity markets reversed declines to conclude the first quarter, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

North America dominates shrinking FoHF sector

Ever since the financial crisis began, funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) have been under pressure. Although there was some growth in 2014, FoHFs again experienced a wave of liquidations over 2015.