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MSCI and Wealth Management Association agree private investor index series deal

The Wealth Management Association (WMA) has signed an agreement with MSCI to provide a private investor index series.

Asset-weighted hedge fund portfolio analysis helps investors judge market risk factors

A report from eVestment analyses an asset-weighted portfolio of the 30 largest reporting hedge funds to determine what market exposures, risk factors and performance expectations this institutional portfolio would create for an investor.

Hedge funds set to outperform equity markets in 2016 as investors continue to boost allocations

Hedge funds are expected to outperform equity markets in 2016 with assets under management expected to grow by about five per cent to more than $3tn in the year, according to a Deutsche Bank survey.

Illiquid credit offers diversification opportunities and challenges for institutional investors

Institutional investors are looking to exploit the illiquid credit sector vacated by banks facing stricter regulation, says Towers Watson research.

German investors see promising future for artificial intelligence in portfolio allocation

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) to make investment decisions is competing with active portfolio methods and is likely to grow, according to a survey of German investors by Universal-Investment.

US investors tend to focus on the short term and have little understanding of risk

Many American investors focus on the short term rather than the long term and do not fully understand the nature of investment risk, according to a survey from financial services firm TIAA-CREF.

Quality data helps boost growth of impact investing

The availability of more and better quality data is enhancing the attraction of socially responsible investing (SRI), according to a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management research paper and investor survey.