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Assets continue to flow into alternatives as total AUM climbs to $6.5tn

The largest alternative investment managers globally saw assets under management grow by 10 per cent in 2016 to $4tn, according to a survey by Willis Towers Watson (WWT).

Alternatives growing player in global private credit market

The global private credit market, an alternative source of financing for small and medium sized enterprises, is flourishing. The sector has grown from $440bn last year to $560bn at the end of June.

Distressed debt funds hit new records as dry powder levels struggle to gain momentum

Distressed debt-focused fund managers may have had some easy pickings in 2007 and 2008 with capital committed rising to a post-crisis high in 2012 but dry powder levels are falling.

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.

Private debt fund competition hots up as investors sit on cash stockpile

Over half of private debt fund managers recently surveyed by Preqin report increased competition for investment opportunities. Two-thirds intend to deploy more capital over the next 12 months.

Private debt strategies see drop in second quarter in aggregate total capital secured

Some 25 funds across private debt strategies reached a final close securing an aggregate $16.5bn in the second quarter, according to research from Preqin.