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Infrastructure funds enter dramatically different environment

Institutional investors are finding it increasingly challenging to identify infrastructure opportunities, as the choices are wide and varied.

US corporations moving pension risks to insurers to avoid asset volatility and low interest rates

US executives who have shifted pension risk to an insurer have three primary concerns about costs and volatility that drive their consideration of various options for transferring risk.

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.

Global executives see riskier world

Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of global executives think the world has become a risker place, according to a BDO risk survey. This represents a 15 percentage point drop from 2016.

Concerns over cyber security raised for financial services

Nine in 10 global cyber security and risk experts believe a cyber risk is systemic. They think simultaneous attacks on multiple companies are likely in 2017, according to a study by American International Group (AIG).

Investors expect more from hedge funds in 2017 as performance improves

Almost three quarters of investors expect their hedge fund portfolios to perform better in 2017 compared with 2016. Performance-based gains are expected to drive industry assets to reach $3.14tn by year-end.

Investors gaining risk appetite as they desert cash and go for real assets

Large institutional investors are expected to put cash to work in 2017, according to a BlackRock survey.

Top hedge funds resilient to external shocks but not institutional crashes says eVestment analysis

Top hedge funds appear insulated from another Brexit or Russia/Ukraine event but less so from a major financial institution crash, according to an eVestment analysis.