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Global real estate investment increased in 2018 with around half still to be deployed

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.

Investors need smarter comparisons to benchmark evolving private equity fund structure performance

Fund level benchmarks that institutional investors have relied on to evaluate private equity managers and opportunities no longer provide a complete picture, according to Cambridge Associates.

$1bn Club of hedge funds continues to grow as institutional investors boost allocations to sector

Over 570 hedge fund managers worldwide currently have assets under management (AUM) of at least $1bn, an increase of 63 managers from 2014 and representing 92 per cent of total industry capital.

Canadian pension funds favour infrastructure investment more than US peers

Canadian pension plans allocate six times more capital to infrastructure than US counterparts, says a Preqin report.

SWFs favour infrastructure projects over other alternatives

Investments in real assets are the most common route into alternative investment by sovereign wealth funds in 2015, according to the latest Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.

North American institutional investors increasing allocations to alternatives outside the US

North American institutional investors are increasing allocations to hedge funds while reducing their exposure to funds of hedge funds, according to a survey by Armstrong International.

Institutional investors favour direct investment in infrastructure

The proportion of institutional investors active in infrastructure looking to make unlisted fund commitments has been steadily falling in recent years, says a report by Preqin.