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North America preferred destination for interest in unlisted infrastructure funds

The North American unlisted infrastructure industry had a stand-out 2017, according to Preqin data.

Paamco launches alternative risk premia strategy

Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (Paamco) has joined the ranks of companies launching alternative risk premia products.

Active EFTs/ETPs end 2017 with record asset gains

Assets invested in active exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded products (ETPs) listed globally increased by 57.3 per cent in 2017 to reach $75.20bn of assets under management (AUM).

Investors prefer hedge funds delivering alpha while increasing allocations to ARP

Investor interest in strategies that can hedge against any sell-off in risk assets is growing, according to GAM Alternative Investment Strategies (AIS) investment committee’s 2018 hedge fund outlook.

AllianceBernstein launches alternative risk premia product

AllianceBernstein (AB) has jumped on the alternative risk premia bandwagon, launching AB Alternative Risk Premia Portfolio. The product is aimed at institutional investors.

Havelock London to combine quantitative research, data and fundamental investing

From a dog-walking intern to chief investment officer and a board director 17 years later, Matthew Beddall’s introduction to alternative investment funds has been a steep learning curve.

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).

Risk parity indices give investors risk allocation options

As a result of institutional demand for a performance benchmarks for risk parity products, Hedge Fund Research has launched HFR Risk Parity Indices.