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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.

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.

FoHFs AUM continues to shrink as the sector’s investment into hedge funds drops

Once the largest single investor in hedge funds, funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) have declined significantly in terms of assets under managements (AUM) as well as the main allocator to hedge funds.

Real estate and hedge fund managers secure most assets from institutional investors

Total assets managed by the top 100 alternative investment managers globally rose to $3.6tn at the end of 2015, up 3 per cent on the previous year, according to research produced by Willis Towers Watson.

HFSB guidance targets transparency in hedge fund administrator reporting

The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) has published guidance for administrator transparency reports (ATRs) that are sent by hedge fund administrators to investors.  

Active management better bet for investors in the long run

The individual circumstances and long-term perspective of investors should determine active and passive allocations rather than recent outperformance, says a report.

Climate change is a major concern for European investors as ESG becomes critical issue for many

Climate change is increasingly becoming a priority for European investors, according to a survey by responsible investment market research firm Novethic.

Escalating cyber risks demand pro-active governance says report

Financial firms including alternative investment funds must take a much more pro-active stance to deal with escalating cyber risk threats, says a Conference Board report.