Mixed picture for global M&A activity in first half of 2019

Merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in North America and Asia-Pacific are set to rise this year while Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Latin America are forecast to see falls, according to data from Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor.

M&A deal volume set to break records in 2018

The M&A market could end 2018 on a new high. According to Thomson Reuters data and an analysis by Intralinks.

Consultants recommend investors increase allocations to private debt

A majority (53 per cent) of investment consultants are recommending investors increase their allocations to private debt this year, according to Preqin data.

Investors show favour to equity strategies

Investors favoured equity strategies in November with 18 of the top 20 most viewed strategies in this segment. The data comes from users of eVestment’s platform.

SWFs and pension funds will drive alternative investments into mainstream by 2020 forecasts PwC

The asset management landscape is undergoing radical change. Alternative investments could reach a high of $15.3tn by 2020, forecasts a report by PwC.

SWFs set to become even more significant investors into real estate

Only 45 per cent of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) active in real estate currently invest less than 5 per cent of their total assets in the asset class, according to research by Preqin.

Global assets of top 300 pension funds reach record $15trl in 2013

The assets of the world’s largest 300 pension funds grew by more than six per cent in 2013 to reach a record $15trl, up from $14trl in 2012, according to joint research from Towers Watson.