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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.

Distressed debt funds hit new records as dry powder levels struggle to gain momentum

Distressed debt-focused fund managers may have had some easy pickings in 2007 and 2008 with capital committed rising to a post-crisis high in 2012 but dry powder levels are falling.

Investors disappointed with hedge funds while private equity and real estate exceed expectations

Investors have a conflicted attitude to alternative assets. Investors into private equity and real estate are for the most part satisfied. Those allocating to hedge funds and natural resources have a more negative perception, says data provider Preqin.

Private capital fundraising hits record high in 2015

Last year was another strong year for private capital fundraising with 1,061 funds closed securing a combined $550bn in investor commitments, according to data from Preqin.

Quality data helps boost growth of impact investing

The availability of more and better quality data is enhancing the attraction of socially responsible investing (SRI), according to a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management research paper and investor survey.

Private equity reports patchy third quarter with ups and down across the sector

Global private equity activity dipped significantly in the third quarter. However, there were some pockets of significant growth, according to the latest data from Preqin.