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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.

Established financial centres are favoured

There is an overall increase in confidence for the leading financial centres. Signs of a bias towards stronger and more established centres are revealed in the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 23).

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.

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.

Asset flow into hedge funds continues with total AUM topping $3.3tn

Hedge funds recorded positive net asset inflows totalling $5bn in the second quarter, according to Preqin data.

Institutional investors looking at fewer hedge funds and strategies particularly among CTAs

Despite the return to form of hedge funds in the past year, some institutional investors remain cautious when it comes to hedge fund. There are fewer investors searching for funds across most strategies, according Preqin.

Hedge funds continue confident start with best first quarter performance since 2013

Hedge fund gains in the first quarter continued with the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark standing at 3.18 per cent for the first three months of the year.