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Optimistic but challenging 2017 for private equity funds

Private equity firms are more optimistic about 2017, according to a survey by BDO.

Investors still allocating to alternatives but struggle to find the right managers

Investors are cautiously optimistic about investing into alternatives, according to a survey by Catalyst Financial Partners.

Investors need smarter comparisons to benchmark evolving private equity fund structure performance

Fund level benchmarks that institutional investors have relied on to evaluate private equity managers and opportunities no longer provide a complete picture, according to Cambridge Associates.

Investors gaining risk appetite as they desert cash and go for real assets

Large institutional investors are expected to put cash to work in 2017, according to a BlackRock survey.

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.

Endowment and foundations see private equity as good investment opportunity

Almost half (43 per cent) of endowments and foundations say they will increase their allocations to private equity with over half (53 per cent) maintaining exposure.

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.

Listed private equity may offer way into asset class for investors that need liquidity

Listed private equity funds have recently been trading at wide discounts to net asset value of more than 20 per cent despite good investment performance over the last five years, according to data from Edison.