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Private equity big winner in 2018 with most mandates from public pension plans

US and UK public pension plans announced 215 new private equity mandate awards in the last quarter of 2018 for a total of 954 for 2018, according to eVestment data.

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 taking more defensive stance entering last quarter of 2018

As hedge funds continue to struggle with performance in the third quarter, bfinance expects investors to focus on specific strategies in future.

Standards board expands North American operations

The Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI) has increased its presence in North America.

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.