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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.

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.

Investors keen to increase exposure to venture capital with Asia leading the pack

Institutional investor appetite for exposure to the venture capital has increased across all regions, with the largest increase seen among investors based in Asia.

Performance remains main concern of hedge funds and institutional investors

Performance is top of the list of drivers of change for the hedge fund industry. Both hedge fund managers and institutional investors have put it in number one place in a recent Preqin survey.

Endowments and foundations remain true to hedge funds but many cut allocations

Some endowments and foundations are re-evaluating their hedge fund allocations, according to an NEPC survey. Respondents cited strong concerns about high fees, underperformance and transparency

Alternatives growing player in global private credit market

The global private credit market, an alternative source of financing for small and medium sized enterprises, is flourishing. The sector has grown from $440bn last year to $560bn at the end of June.

Slowing global growth greatest threat to investment performance say endowments and foundations

Limited growth prospects are seen as the greatest near-term threat to portfolio performance in 2016, according to a survey of endowments and foundations by investment consulting firm NEPC.