Europe

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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.

UK still favoured destination for capital into real estate despite Brexit

A good majority (67 per cent) of real estate professionals expect the volume of Asian investor capital going into the European real estate market will increase over the next two years.

Established financial centres are favoured

There is an overall increase in confidence for the leading financial centres. Signs of a bias towards stronger and more established centres are revealed in the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 23).

Wealth managers face challenges as AI and fintech change business practices

The wealth management industry is changing and how it evolves and uses new technology is likely to have an impact on the wider management of institutional investments.