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Hedge funds set to regain investor confidence as industry continues to evolve

As flows are being redistributed out of active into passive products, hedge funds, investors and the asset management industry need to reconsider their business models and value propositions.

Electronic exchange launched to help hedge funds and institutional investors lower costs

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has launched Asset Management Exchange (AMX), an institutional asset management marketplace designed to transform institutional investment.

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 shy away from distressed debt and expect an increase in US debt defaults in 2017

Investors are showing less enthusiasm to increase capital allocations to the distressed debt sector, according to Cortland Capital Market Services and Debtwire’s North American Distressed Debt Outlook 2017.

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.

Endowments and foundations bullish on US economic outlook

Endowments and Foundations gave the US economy a big vote of confidence in a fourth quarter 2016 poll by NEPC.