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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.

Monthly outflows from hedge funds ends as investors reverse trend

Investors allocated $15.7bn to hedge funds in March and $21.9bn in the first three months of the year, according to eVestment data.

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.

Positive performance continues for hedge funds

Hedge funds returns were slightly up by 0.33 per cent in March but for the quarter posted 2.63 per cent, according to data from eVestment.

Listed private equity set to shrug off financial crisis woes and become more popular with investors

Listed private equity appears to display a similar risk/reward profile as major equity indices, US real estate investment trusts (Reits) and other equity classes over the long term.

Asian hedge fund performance beat local markets for 2016 and off to good start in 2017

Asian hedge funds topped the performance of volatile regional Asian equity market indices for the fourth quarter and full year 2016, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

Hedge funds end 2016 in positive territory but assets contract by over $20bn

Hedge funds gained 1.01 per cent in December, with full year 2016 returns at 4.48 per cent, according to data from Eurekahedge.

US policy changes could boost economic growth in 2017

Policy changes as a result of US elections could push economy into a higher growth in 2017, according to Northern Trust’s 2017 investment outlook.