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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.

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.

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.

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.