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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.

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.