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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).

Banks to lose as asset managers move to others under Mifid II research unbundling in 2018

With less than a year before the markets in financial instruments directive (Mifid II) rules kick in, most asset managers are shifting research budgets away from the top nine investment banks.

Asset managers look to more automation of back office to help cut costs and improve efficiency

Improving automation of processes and regulatory reporting among top priorities for asset managers. Data centralisation is also another area targeted to help improve efficiency and cut reporting errors.

Amundi creates single alternatives platform as it aims to double AUM by 2020

Amundi has reorganised, launching a single platform to bring its capabilities in real and alternative assets (AI) together. The move makes Amundi one of the leading alternative asset managers in Europe.

California is magnet for alternative funds with hedge funds leading the shift to a more diverse market

California’s alternatives market has been growing and diversifying as other private capital and hedge fund managers are drawn to the area, according to Preqin research.

Hedge funds and other alternatives to attract more capital as investors look for better performance

The growth of the alternatives industry is set to continue, according to data from Preqin. Performance is the key driver of capital into the sector.

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.

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.