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While many organizations are grappling with how to incorporate artificial intelligence into their investment or back-office processes, the Alberta Investment Management Corp. has found a way to do it that’s scalable and has potential for commercialization. The AIMCo started down this journey because it realized that if it didn’t adopt AI and machine learning, it […]

  • By: Avery Page
  • March 20, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 09:17
Institutional investors planning to allocate more to private assets: survey

Close to a quarter (23 per cent) of institutional investors said they plan to reduce their cash balances, according to a new survey by BlackRock Inc. For fresh allocations, private markets remain the favourite by a wide margin. Indeed, more than half (55 per cent) of investors said they intend to up allocations to real […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 3, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:45
What’s in store for alternative assets in 2020?

The current market environment continues to push institutional investors into alternative assets, seeking both yield and diversification, but not all options are created equal. Hedge funds, according to JP Morgan’s alternative asset outlook, will gain further traction as new technologies capture investor attention in 2020. “As tech spending continues across industries, our managers anticipate opportunities as […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 17, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:15
Shifts underneath the surface of institutional alternative asset allocations

While the amount of alternative assets in institutional portfolios is holding relatively steady, the type of investments making up allocations to alternatives are shifting. Current allocations to alternatives rose just one per cent to 25 per cent since 2018, according to the latest research from EY. While hedge funds remain the largest contributor to the […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 15, 2019 November 11, 2020
  • 09:44
Hedge fund, private equity managers to see uptick in incentive awards, while other Wall Street pros to see slump

While year-end incentive payments have been on the rise over the past few years, 2019 could be different. Analysis from Johnson Associates, Inc., a compensation consulting firm, found Wall Street year-end incentive pay, including cash bonuses and equity awards, is expected to decline by five per cent for 2019, compared to last year. “All signs […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 13, 2019 November 11, 2020
  • 08:45

There are many reasons for pension plans to consider exposure to liquid alternatives, but the first step is understanding the asset class. Simply, liquid alternatives are alternative assets, such as currency, commodities or emerging market debt, which are available in liquid forms, as well as alternative strategies like long-short investment strategies, says Michael Sager, vice-president […]


It might seem like hedge fund managers having “skin in the game” by investing personal capital in their funds would be a good thing for outside investors seeking to enter positions alongside them. But there can be negative consequences, according to a paper co-authored by Arpit Gupta, an assistant professor of finance at the Leonard […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 11, 2019 January 9, 2021
  • 09:23

It turns out institutional investors can learn a lot about hedge funds by paying attention to their writing style. In fact, when looking at hedge funds’ strategy descriptions, the sophistication of the text can be telling, according to a new research paper. “It seems that even for sophisticated entities such as hedge funds — that […]

Investor outlook for alternative asset classes broadly positive

Among institutional investors that are diving into alternative assets, those investing in private equity are the most satisfied, according to a new survey by Preqin Ltd. The vast majority (93 per cent) of survey respondents said their private equity funds’ performance has either met or exceeded expectations in the last 12 months. Investors are also […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 29, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 09:50

Fund managers’ race appears to play a role in whether they’re selected by asset allocators, such as pension funds, according to a new report. The report, by Illumen Capital and a centre from Stanford University’s department of psychology, found racially diverse teams may face bigger barriers to advancement, even after they’ve established themselves as strong […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 19, 2019 January 9, 2021
  • 07:42