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Consultants recommend investors increase allocations to private debt

A majority (53 per cent) of investment consultants are recommending investors increase their allocations to private debt this year, according to Preqin data.

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).

Investors shy away from distressed debt and expect an increase in US debt defaults in 2017

Investors are showing less enthusiasm to increase capital allocations to the distressed debt sector, according to Cortland Capital Market Services and Debtwire’s North American Distressed Debt Outlook 2017.

Hedge funds end 2016 in positive territory but assets contract by over $20bn

Hedge funds gained 1.01 per cent in December, with full year 2016 returns at 4.48 per cent, according to data from Eurekahedge.

Private capital fundraising hits record high in 2015

Last year was another strong year for private capital fundraising with 1,061 funds closed securing a combined $550bn in investor commitments, according to data from Preqin.

Hedge fund indices pick-up in October

Hedge funds recovered in October after several months of negative performances, according to data from Eurekahedge and eVestment.

Direct lending funds secure most capital in private debt market in third quarter

Direct lending funds are the largest part of the private debt market, according to data from Preqin. This sector accounts for $9bn of the $19.3bn raised by private debt funds close in the third quarter.

Indices confirm poor hedge fund performance in volatile markets

The lacklustre performance of many hedge funds is highlighted by several indices.