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Market volatility and global economic uncertainty drive hedge fund redemptions

Hedge fund redemptions rose significantly in December. Investors were nervous about stock market volatility, global economic uncertainty, major commodity price downturns and other economic factors.

Mixed picture for global M&A activity in first half of 2019

Merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in North America and Asia-Pacific are set to rise this year while Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Latin America are forecast to see falls, according to data from Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor.

Hedge fund assets continue to suffer from redemptions with net flows flat YTD

Hedge fund redemptions in September were larger than normal. Investors removed an estimated $14.72bn from hedge funds in the month pushing third quarter net flows into negative territory with an estimated $5.71bn leaving the industry.

Performance boosts hedge fund AUM in second quarter

Hedge funds recorded quarterly outflows of $1.2bn in the first quarter 2018, ending a streak of five consecutive quarterly inflows, according to Preqin data.

M&A deal volume set to break records in 2018

The M&A market could end 2018 on a new high. According to Thomson Reuters data and an analysis by Intralinks.

Proposed legislation could catapult EU ahead of US in whistleblower protection

Whistleblower protection laws usually come in the wake of corporate and accounting scandals.

Private equity performance analysis shows UK gives best risk-returns in Europe

Countries and regions that have higher productivity growth offer the best private equity returns, according to research from eFront.

$1bn hedge fund club continues to dominate industry as investors

As hedge fund performance picked up in 2017, net inflows rose to $3. 61tn assets under management (AUM) by the end of March 2018. Assets managed by firms with at least $1bn in AUM surged over the past year, according to Preqin data.