Keyword: hedge funds

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More than half of hedge fund managers still not considering ESG: survey

About four in 10 (41 per cent) hedge fund managers are considering environmental, social and governance factors in their allocation decisions, according to a new survey by BarclayHedge Ltd. Among this group, 52 per cent of assets are currently allocated based on ESG ratings. Last year, that number was 42 per cent and it’s projected to jump […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 6, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:30

Since standard banks began to shy away from their traditional financing role after the 2008 financial crisis, institutional investors have helped maintain markets by becoming increasingly important providers of long-term capital. Historically low interest rates also pushed these sovereign wealth and pension funds away from the traditional fixed income bedrock of their portfolios into a bevy […]

As allocations to alternative assets grow, private equity is the most popular, trailed closely by real estate according to data from Preqin for the first half of 2019. Currently 65 per cent of institutional investors hold private equity, 63 per cent own real estate and 51 per cent have hedge funds. Somewhat less popular are […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 9, 2019 January 10, 2021
  • 08:05

In the hedge fund market, customized products are growing in popularity, leading institutional investors to optimize existing relationships and strengthen partnerships with a more concentrated group of managers, according to a survey by Credit Suisse Group. The survey, which polled 310 global institutional investors, found 58 per cent of allocations made over the last 12 to 18 […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 6, 2019 January 10, 2021
  • 07:12

One of the difficult parts of operating as an institutional investor is choosing a roster of external managers. It’s particularly hard if your institution hasn’t clearly established the purpose of using a given investment strategy in the first place. Let’s consider hedge funds. One prominent U.S. hedge fund in particular achieved net returns of 3.7 […]

  • March 15, 2019 January 12, 2021
  • 09:18

As market conditions and investment preferences shift, investors are looking to private equity and other asset classes, while hedge funds face headwinds raising capital, according to EY’s 2018 Global Alternative Fund Survey, At the Tipping Point: Disruption and the pace of change in the alternative asset management industry. The survey results found that 20 per cent […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 7, 2018 January 13, 2021
  • 09:34

New research links diseconomies of scale to poor performance over time.

  • September 3, 2018 January 13, 2021
  • 09:11
The World According to ARP

Understanding alternative risk premia

  • By: Scot Blythe
  • February 1, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 12:04
Hedge Funds: What’s in a Name?

When it comes to hedge fund flows, some investors are simply chasing names according to new research.

Are Institutional Investors Done With Hedge Funds?

Canadian pension fund managers talk about their confidence level in the asset class.

  • By: Jann Lee
  • April 4, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 09:53