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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.

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.

OMGI opens CoCo fund for investment

Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) has launched its first CoCos strategy, the Old Mutual Financials Contingent Capital Fund. 

Investors keen to increase exposure to venture capital with Asia leading the pack

Institutional investor appetite for exposure to the venture capital has increased across all regions, with the largest increase seen among investors based in Asia.

Secondaries surge to record high but capital inflows disappoint

Second quarter figures show the largest ever secondaries fund close, with aggregate capital raised in the first six months hitting a record, according to Preqin.

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.