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Institutional

Pension funds

Insurance

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SWFs

Endowment & foundation

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Wealth managers

Family office

FoHFs

Emerging hedge funds post higher returns across all strategies

Emerging and small first time hedge funds record higher performance across 12-month, three-year and five-year annualised horizons compared to the wider fund industry.

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 in buoyant mood for earnings

Heading into earnings season, first quarter results are largely expected to meet or exceed consensus according to a survey of global investors and analysts by Corbin Advisors.

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.

Listed private equity set to shrug off financial crisis woes and become more popular with investors

Listed private equity appears to display a similar risk/reward profile as major equity indices, US real estate investment trusts (Reits) and other equity classes over the long term.

Investors set to keep capital flowing into hedge funds as strategy preferences change

Hedge funds are back in favour with investors. A 3.5 per cent increase in new inflows during 2017 is forecast in the 2017 Credit Suisse hedge fund investor survey.

Positive investor sentiment expected to allocate more capital to hedge funds in 2017

With strong 2016 hedge fund performance the outlook for 2017 asset flows hinge on portfolio shifts in exposure to hedge funds by institutional investors.

Hedge funds set to regain investor confidence as industry continues to evolve

As flows are being redistributed out of active into passive products, hedge funds, investors and the asset management industry need to reconsider their business models and value propositions.