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Institutional

Pension funds

Insurance

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SWFs

Endowment & foundation

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Wealth managers

Family office

FoHFs

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.

Investors pursue Asian-focused equity managers and stress ESG

There has been a dramatic shift in equity mandates and portfolios toward emerging market and Asia-focused equity managers, according to research by bfinance.

Havelock London to combine quantitative research, data and fundamental investing

From a dog-walking intern to chief investment officer and a board director 17 years later, Matthew Beddall’s introduction to alternative investment funds has been a steep learning curve.

US corporations moving pension risks to insurers to avoid asset volatility and low interest rates

US executives who have shifted pension risk to an insurer have three primary concerns about costs and volatility that drive their consideration of various options for transferring risk.

Investors expect more from hedge funds in 2017 as performance improves

Almost three quarters of investors expect their hedge fund portfolios to perform better in 2017 compared with 2016. Performance-based gains are expected to drive industry assets to reach $3.14tn by year-end.

Pension funds urged to allocate more to hedge funds

Pension funds should remember the value of hedge funds as a hedge against market fluctuations in times of economic turbulence, says global investment firm Cambridge Associates.

Pace of change challenges hedge fund survival as investors press for lower fees and cost savings

Hedge funds are facing a challenging time as competing forces are forcing them to change the way they interact with investors. The pace and magnitude of change is accelerating.