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Institutional

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SWFs

Endowment & foundation

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Family office

FoHFs

Private equity investors show mixed level of sophistication in many investment skill areas

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.

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.

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.

Investors look to a variety of alternatives for diversification

Half of alternative assets investors allocate to three or more asset classes, according to a Preqin survey. Investors say diversification is the main reason for investing in alternatives.

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.