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Secondary alternative asset market hits dealing volume high in first half of 2017

The secondary market for alternative assets hit a record deal volume of $22bn in the first half of the year. This is nearly double the $12bn in volume recorded in the same period last year.

Institutional investors favour emerging managers as allocations set to increase this year

Institutional investors and family offices will maintain their commitment to alternative asset managers this year, according to a survey.

Europe’s real estate sector entering more moderate return growth phase

While European real estate has provided exceptionally high levels of return over the past few years, there are signs the market as a whole is moving to moderate.

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 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.

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.

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.