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Tough time for equity long/short strategies

Fundamental equity long/short hedge fund strategies face a challenging environment. Three trends — more hedge funds running the strategy, lower aggregate alpha in the industry and fewer stocks — are causing the problems, according to a report by Novus.

Private equity big winner in 2018 with most mandates from public pension plans

US and UK public pension plans announced 215 new private equity mandate awards in the last quarter of 2018 for a total of 954 for 2018, according to eVestment data.

Saudi Arabia to introduce further changes to improve stock exchange functioning

The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) has announced a series of measures to improve market access and efficiency, enhance liquidity, bolster investor security, mitigate risk and further align market practices with global best practices.

Endowments and foundations maintain exposure levels to marketable alternatives

Exposure to marketable alternatives strategies by endowments and foundations has stabilised and will hold steady for the next year, according to a survey by NEPC.

Saudi Stock Exchange implements reforms to attract more foreign investment

The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) is continuing to push a range of far-reaching capital market reforms to enhance efficiency, corporate governance, and transparency.

Electronic exchange launched to help hedge funds and institutional investors lower costs

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has launched Asset Management Exchange (AMX), an institutional asset management marketplace designed to transform institutional investment.

Singapore regulator looks at extending transparency on short selling

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is looking at introducing enhanced transparency on the level of short selling in securities listed on Singapore’s approved exchanges, according to a briefing paper by legal firm Sidley.

Sovereign institutional investors keen to increase securities lending

Sovereign institutions are considering expanding their commitment to securities lending to increase returns and help alleviate what they perceive as a threat to liquidity in the financial markets.