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Institutional

Pension funds

Insurance

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SWFs

Endowment & foundation

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Wealth managers

Family office

FoHFs

Investors changing allocation preferences for alternatives

Investors are looking differently at hedge funds. Only 7 per cent plan increased allocations over the next three years, according to a survey of the global alternative fund industry by EY.

Investors demanding more consistent ESG information before making investments

Institutional investors are now highly focused on long-term value, with the vast majority (97 per cent) saying they conduct either an informal evaluation or a structured, methodical evaluation of a target company’s non-financial disclosures when deciding future investments.

Wealth managers face challenges as AI and fintech change business practices

The wealth management industry is changing and how it evolves and uses new technology is likely to have an impact on the wider management of institutional investments.

China’s private wealth market set on continued growth path

At of the end of 2016, private wealth totalled RMB165tn ($25.39tn) in China, making the country the second largest private wealth market next to the US.

Global wealth market swelled by frontier and emerging market growth

The value of liquid assets held by the global population will exceed $100tn by the end of 2017, according to a report by GlobalData.

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.

Optimistic but challenging 2017 for private equity funds

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