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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.

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.

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.

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.  

Foreign investors in US real estate undeterred by global market turbulence

International investors deployed record levels of capital in US commercial real estate in 2015, increasing investments by more than 150 per cent year-on-year.

Active management better bet for investors in the long run

The individual circumstances and long-term perspective of investors should determine active and passive allocations rather than recent outperformance, says a report.