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Investment professionals inconsistent on factor design portfolio choices

Investment professionals are conflicted about score-based factor design choices and statistical beta-based risk analysis, according to a survey.

China’s private wealth market set on continued growth path

At of the end of 2016, private wealth totalled RMB165tn ($25.39tn) in China, making the country the second largest private wealth market next to the US.

More hedge funds launch in 2017 than close their doors for first time since 2015

Hedge fund launches exceeded liquidations on a quarterly basis for the first time in over two years, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) data.

ESG factors need to be embraced by institutional investors in 2018 says research

The move from quantitative easing to quantitative tightening, preparing for late cycle dynamics, political fragmentation and stewardship in the 21st century are the investment themes institutional investors should be considering for 2018.

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.