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Institutional

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Insurance

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SWFs

Endowment & foundation

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Wealth managers

Family office

FoHFs

Sovereign institutional investors keen to increase securities lending

Sovereign institutions are considering expanding their commitment to securities lending to increase returns and help alleviate what they perceive as a threat to liquidity in the financial markets.

Real estate and hedge fund managers secure most assets from institutional investors

Total assets managed by the top 100 alternative investment managers globally rose to $3.6tn at the end of 2015, up 3 per cent on the previous year, according to research produced by Willis Towers Watson.

Collateral management becomes issue for buy-side as regulatory impact bites

Buy-side companies are being forced to rethink their strategies due to regulations that have increased the value of collateral in trading and risk management, according to a report.

Consumer discretionary stocks fall out of favour with institutional investors

Institutional investors and their asset managers may be seeing trouble ahead in consumer spending, according to the latest eVestment stock ownership report.

HFSB guidance targets transparency in hedge fund administrator reporting

The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) has published guidance for administrator transparency reports (ATRs) that are sent by hedge fund administrators to investors.  

Institutional investors plan to boost use of ETFs in 2016

The use of ETFs by institutional US-based investors will grow in 2016, says a study by market intelligence firm Greenwich Associates.

Real estate assets held by US insurance industry grows

The US insurance industry held direct real estate assets valued at $56.8bn through year-end 2014, up from $39.0bn at the end of 2005, according to a report by AM Best.

Declining investment yield is major test for US property and casualty insurers

Few challenges will be more significant than declining investment yields for US property and casualty (P&C) insurers in 2016, according to research by Fitch Ratings.