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MPI’s endowment research shows highest performers in 2016

Michael Markov, MPI

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 14:40

Research and analytics firm MPI has published an assessment of Ivy League endowments’ 2016 FY Performance. The firm writes that asset allocation remains the largest determining factor in endowment performance. ...Read more


Private equity capital distributions increase

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 14:01

Preqin’s latest update on private equity reports that 2015 witnessed record levels of capital distributions (USD443 billion), surpassing that of the previous record high in 2014, when fund managers return USD424 billion to investors.  »

Ken Heinz. HFR

Hedge fund industry capital up in third quarter

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 13:52

HFR reports that total hedge fund industry capital rose to a record level in 3Q16, as performance gains offset continued asset outflows which were concentrated in many of the industry’s largest and most well-established managers.  »

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Preqin reports seven months of positive returns for hedge funds

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 12:56

Preqin’s latest hedge fund report finds that although  hedge  funds  are  under  sustained  investor  scrutiny,  the  third  quarter  of  2016  saw  continued  improvement  in  the performance  of  the  asset  class,  marking  seven  consecutive  months  of  positive  returns  for  the  industry.   »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

Innovation to play critical role in managing hedge funds, says KPMG/AIMA survey

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 07:44

Hedge fund managers are innovating and increasing their investment in technology to create new competitive advantages and to address regulatory and operational issues, according to a new study. »

Eurekahedge reports CTAs bucking the hedge fund outflow trend

Wed, 19/10/2016 - 09:56

The October 2016 Eurekahedge Report finds that over September 2016 hedge funds recorded their fifth month of investor redemptions pushing net investor allocations into the red for the year with USD8.7 billion outflows. »

VCTs, EIS and SEIS prove popular with high net worths

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 12:02

Wealth Club has conducted a survey of high net worth investors and found that 70 per cent of respondents said they plan to invest in Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs), Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) or Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes (SEIS) this year. »

UK SME Redwood Bank applies for banking licence

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 11:24

A new venture founded and led by Jonathan Rowland, Acorn Financial Partners Ltd, has applied for a banking licence with the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.  »

Luke Ellis, Man Group

Man Group acquires Aalto and launches Man Global Private Markets

Fri, 14/10/2016 - 09:57

Man Group plc has acquired Aalto Invest Holding AG and launched a new ‘private markets offering’, Man Global Private Markets,  designed to offer longer term investments and complement their existing products. Man defines private markets as real estate, credit and infrastructure. »

Albion Growth Report finds SMEs optimistic

Wed, 12/10/2016 - 10:06

Albion Ventures’ fourth Albion Growth Report finds that nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of small businesses with over five employees plan to grow dramatically or moderately over the next two years and only 5 per cent think they will shrink or wind down.  »

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