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Institutional

Pension funds

Insurance

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SWFs

Endowment & foundation

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Wealth managers

Family office

FoHFs

Start-up managers favoured by most investors for opportunistic strategies

Limited Partners (LPs) are increasingly investing in first-time funds because they are more entrepreneurial, better placed to deliver specialist strategies and more likely to produce higher return than more established firms, according to a recent study.

Institutional investor interest in hedge fund allocations continues to grow

Endowments and foundations maintain exposure levels to marketable alternatives

Exposure to marketable alternatives strategies by endowments and foundations has stabilised and will hold steady for the next year, according to a survey by NEPC.

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.

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.

Pace of change challenges hedge fund survival as investors press for lower fees and cost savings

Hedge funds are facing a challenging time as competing forces are forcing them to change the way they interact with investors. The pace and magnitude of change is accelerating.

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.

Sovereign institutional investors keen to increase securities lending

Sovereign institutions are considering expanding their commitment to securities lending to increase returns and help alleviate what they perceive as a threat to liquidity in the financial markets.