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Instiutional investors use outsourced CIOs to boost portfolio returns

Institutional invesetors are using outsourced chief investment officers (CIOs) to manage increasingly complex portfolios and to gain ccess to new asset classes.

Institutional investors need better tools to compare hedge funds and return streams

The top reasons given for investing in hedge funds were the potential for improved returns, diversification benefits, knowledge-sharing and learning and access to asset classes that are otherwise hard to source and manage, according to a report by CEM Benchmarking.

SocGen launches alternative risk premia index

Societe Generale Prime Services has launched the SG Multi Alternative Risk Premia Index.

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.

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.