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Institutional

Pension funds

Insurance

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SWFs

Endowment & foundation

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Wealth managers

Family office

FoHFs

Start-up managers favoured by most investors for opportunistic strategies

Limited Partners (LPs) are increasingly investing in first-time funds because they are more entrepreneurial, better placed to deliver specialist strategies and more likely to produce higher return than more established firms, according to a recent study.

Robo advisors seen as biggest disruptor over next five years

The focus of asset managers is shifting away from regulation and towards the threats as well as opportunities coming from disruptive technologies, according to a survey by Linedata.

Institutional investor interest in hedge fund allocations continues to grow

Wealth managers face challenges as AI and fintech change business practices

The wealth management industry is changing and how it evolves and uses new technology is likely to have an impact on the wider management of institutional investments.

China’s private wealth market set on continued growth path

At of the end of 2016, private wealth totalled RMB165tn ($25.39tn) in China, making the country the second largest private wealth market next to the US.

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.

Global wealth market swelled by frontier and emerging market growth

The value of liquid assets held by the global population will exceed $100tn by the end of 2017, according to a report by GlobalData.

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.