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Investors keep faith with alpha generating hedge funds

Tough time for equity long/short strategies

Fundamental equity long/short hedge fund strategies face a challenging environment. Three trends — more hedge funds running the strategy, lower aggregate alpha in the industry and fewer stocks — are causing the problems, according to a report by Novus.

Institutional investors need better tools to compare hedge funds and return streams

The top reasons given for investing in hedge funds were the potential for improved returns, diversification benefits, knowledge-sharing and learning and access to asset classes that are otherwise hard to source and manage, according to a report by CEM Benchmarking.

Investors still allocating to alternatives but struggle to find the right managers

Investors are cautiously optimistic about investing into alternatives, according to a survey by Catalyst Financial Partners.

Hedge funds set to outperform equity markets in 2016 as investors continue to boost allocations

Hedge funds are expected to outperform equity markets in 2016 with assets under management expected to grow by about five per cent to more than $3tn in the year, according to a Deutsche Bank survey.

Institutional investors look to alternatives to generate higher returns in volatile markets

Institutional investors are turning to alternative strategies in an effort to diversify their portfolio and generate better risk-adjusted returns in a volatile market, according to a survey by Natixis.

Hedge fund assets forecast to rise as institutional investors reallocate portfolios

Hedge fund industry assets will reach an all time high in 2016 as institutional investors increasingly turn to hedge funds in search of better returns, according to Agecroft Partners.