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Investors into Billion Dollar Club increase as fewer hedge funds control the majority of AUM

More investors have entered Preqin’s Billion Dollar Club. Investors allocating $1bn or more to the industry increased by eight in the 12 months to June 2017.

Investors expect more from hedge funds in 2017 as performance improves

Almost three quarters of investors expect their hedge fund portfolios to perform better in 2017 compared with 2016. Performance-based gains are expected to drive industry assets to reach $3.14tn by year-end.

Optimistic but challenging 2017 for private equity funds

Private equity firms are more optimistic about 2017, according to a survey by BDO.

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.

US Financial advisors face tough balancing act managing investor expectations

Investors have high expectations for performance and are examining fees closely, according to a study by Natixis Global Asset Management.

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.