Funds of hedge funds continue to shrink as industry consolidation continues

Most sophisticated and confident investors are turning away from funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) to direct investment, accelerating the demise of the industry, according to a report by Preqin.

Record deal flow in Q2 for Asian venture capital

Asian venture capital markets reported a record second quarter aggregate deal value rise to $47bn, according to Preqin data.

Asset flow into hedge funds continues with total AUM topping $3.3tn

Hedge funds recorded positive net asset inflows totalling $5bn in the second quarter, according to Preqin data.

Brexit uncertainty slows UK PERE while Europe surges ahead with deals

Brexit is causing consternation in the UK private equity real estate market. In the 12 months following the referendum, the volume of PERE deals in the UK has dropped by a third.

Emerging hedge funds post higher returns across all strategies

Emerging and small first time hedge funds record higher performance across 12-month, three-year and five-year annualised horizons compared to the wider fund industry.

Investors into Billion Dollar Club increase as fewer hedge funds control the majority of AUM

More investors have entered Preqin’s Billion Dollar Club. Investors allocating $1bn or more to the industry increased by eight in the 12 months to June 2017.

Institutional investors looking at fewer hedge funds and strategies particularly among CTAs

Despite the return to form of hedge funds in the past year, some institutional investors remain cautious when it comes to hedge fund. There are fewer investors searching for funds across most strategies, according Preqin.

Hedge funds continue confident start with best first quarter performance since 2013

Hedge fund gains in the first quarter continued with the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark standing at 3.18 per cent for the first three months of the year.