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Investors taking more defensive stance entering last quarter of 2018

As hedge funds continue to struggle with performance in the third quarter, bfinance expects investors to focus on specific strategies in future.

Investment professionals inconsistent on factor design portfolio choices

Investment professionals are conflicted about score-based factor design choices and statistical beta-based risk analysis, according to a survey.

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.

US investors move away from traditional asset classes to alternatives and favour managed futures

Investment advisors are increasing allocations to strategies with lower correlation to traditional asset classes as they position client assets for potentially volatile market conditions in 2017, according to the latest quarterly US trends report by Natixis Global Asset Management.

Investing in alternatives is solution for insurers during low yield environment

As bond yields remain at record lows, more insurance companies are considering how to change their investment allocations to improve general account returns.

Institutional investors need to move into less constrained strategies says Mercer report

Investors need to challenge their existing beliefs and embrace less familiar investment opportunities and less constrained strategies, says a report from consultant Mercer.