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Europe-focused infrastructure fundraising close to topping $10bn for 2015

The unlisted Europe-focused infrastructure market is experiencing its third consecutive year of strong fundraising. Funds are on course this to raise more than €10bn, says Preqin.

Private equity industry standards and guidelines updated by European association

Invest Europe, an organisation representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, has published an up-date to its standards and guidelines for the industry.

Investment options reflect market volatility with alternatives earning a strong allocation in portfolios

Doubts over the timing of a rise in US interest rates and the global economy are fuelling volatility and leaving investors guessing, says a report by Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM).

Escalating cyber risks demand pro-active governance says report

Financial firms including alternative investment funds must take a much more pro-active stance to deal with escalating cyber risk threats, says a Conference Board report.

Asian demand for sharia compliant assets to increase

The demand for Sharia compliant assets in Asian markets is set to grow strongly in the next four years, according to a report from Infinity Research.

Collateral market changes present growing compliance challenge

Changes to the collateral market caused by regulatory changes present a growing compliance challenge for asset managers and financial firms, says a research paper.

More rule changes to come warns SEC head

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will continue to develop its regulatory framework to protect investors, SEC chair Mary Jo White said.

Financial industry needs better data controls and standards says Fima report

The financial industry needs better data controls and standards to avoid future crises and to reap the benefits of well managed data, says a Financial Information Management (Fima) report.