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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.

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.

Institutional investors allocating $1bn or more to infrastructure dominate the market

Institutional investors putting $1bn or more into infrastructure now make up the dominant market participants, according to research by Preqin.

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.

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.

Investor priorities to shift heavily to real assets and niche strategies by 2020

Private equity, real estate and infrastructure managers expect strong growth in assets in the next five years, according to research from BNY Mellon.

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.