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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.

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.

Financial industry needs better data controls and standards says Fima report

The financial industry needs better data controls and standards to avoid future crises and to reap the benefits of well managed data, says a Financial Information Management (Fima) report.