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Investor sentiment shifts to hedge fund investment

DDQ looks at cyber security and tech outsourcing

AITEC and Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) have published a due diligence questionnaire (DDQ) of vendor technology and cyber security.

PGIM adds ESG component to more Ucits funds

PGIM Investments’ ESG equity fund is joining a number of fixed income funds incorporating an environmental, social and governance (ESG) process.

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.

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

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.