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Hedge Funds

FoHFs

Private equity

Alt Ucits

Liquid alts

Infrastructure

Real Estate

Others

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.

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.

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.