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Investors shy away from distressed debt and expect an increase in US debt defaults in 2017

Investors are showing less enthusiasm to increase capital allocations to the distressed debt sector, according to Cortland Capital Market Services and Debtwire’s North American Distressed Debt Outlook 2017.

Listed private equity may offer way into asset class for investors that need liquidity

Listed private equity funds have recently been trading at wide discounts to net asset value of more than 20 per cent despite good investment performance over the last five years, according to data from Edison.

Investors keen to increase exposure to venture capital with Asia leading the pack

Institutional investor appetite for exposure to the venture capital has increased across all regions, with the largest increase seen among investors based in Asia.

Alternatives growing player in global private credit market

The global private credit market, an alternative source of financing for small and medium sized enterprises, is flourishing. The sector has grown from $440bn last year to $560bn at the end of June.

German investors see promising future for artificial intelligence in portfolio allocation

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) to make investment decisions is competing with active portfolio methods and is likely to grow, according to a survey of German investors by Universal-Investment.

Clean energy bonds legislation presented to US Congress

Proposals for clean energy bonds legislation to help finance the use and development of clean energy have been introduced in the US Congress.

Quality data helps boost growth of impact investing

The availability of more and better quality data is enhancing the attraction of socially responsible investing (SRI), according to a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management research paper and investor survey.

Rising US household wealth fuels demand for generational wealth products

Net household wealth in the US will reach $120tn by 2030, boosting demand for the financial services industry and generational wealth management, according to a report from Deloitte.