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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 investor commitments to hedge funds set to rise

Institutional investors expect to increase allocations to hedge funds this year, according to a survey of 200 investors by Context Summits.

Single family offices to increase private equity allocations significantly over next 24 months

Single family offices are planning to sharply increase their private equity allocations in the next two years according to a report from iCapital Networks, an online investment platform.

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.

Increased competitive pressures confront hedge and private equity funds in 2016

Hedge fund and private equity managers will face more competition and continued pressure on fees and fund terms in 2016, according to a survey by international financial law firm Walkers.