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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

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 into Billion Dollar Club increase as fewer hedge funds control the majority of AUM

More investors have entered Preqin’s Billion Dollar Club. Investors allocating $1bn or more to the industry increased by eight in the 12 months to June 2017.

Hedge funds set to regain investor confidence as industry continues to evolve

As flows are being redistributed out of active into passive products, hedge funds, investors and the asset management industry need to reconsider their business models and value propositions.

Optimistic but challenging 2017 for private equity funds

Private equity firms are more optimistic about 2017, according to a survey by BDO.

World pension systems face reform challenges as people live longer

Significant reform of pension systems is needed in several countries, according to the results of a survey of schemes in 27 countries.

Calstrs emphasises ESG with quest for pubic equity investment managers

The California State Teachers' Retirement System (Calstrs) is searching for public equity investment managers with an environmental, social and governance (ESG) focus.