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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.

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.

Domestic firms drive Asia-focused PERE market for fundraising and transaction activity

Asian private equity and real estate managers located in the region are driving fundraising and transaction activity, despite some of the largest global firms launching Asia-focused funds.