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Active management and alternatives are preferences for institutional investors in 2019

Institutional investors have a preference for alternatives and private market assets with plans to increase allocations in 2019, according to a survey by Natixis Investment Managers.

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.

Asian hedge fund capital gains top previous record high

Chinese-focused hedge funds posted three consecutive months of declines through April after rising 5.8 per cent in January and 31.1 per cent in 2017, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

Investors concerned with volatility, interest rate rises and goring geopolitical risks

February’s spike in volatility caused nearly half (42.1 per cent) of investors to adjust their equity market outlook, according to the results of a survey by BarclayHedge and Markov Processes International (MPI).

Hedge funds continue to outperform most indices over the first quarter of the year

Hedge fund performance, which began the year on a high, tailed off in March with the HFRI Fund Weighed Composite Index falling 0.25 per cent.

Institutional investors brace for global equity market correction

Seven out of 10 (71 per cent) institutional investors expect a global equity market correction of more than 10 per cent within 18 months, including nearly half (47 per cent) who expect it to happen within a year.

Pure-play hedge funds sold off equity holdings in the second quarter

In the second quarter of the year, top hedge funds managed around $154bn in equity holdings, according to a review of 13F filings by pure play hedge funds.