Demand for liquid alternative investments has increased significantly since the 2008 financial crisis, according to From Alternatives to Mainstream, a study released by Deutsche Bank. The research, which was conducted among 212 hedge fund investors with a combined AUM of $804bn (€621bn), revealed that demand for liquid alternatives increased from 28% to 51% YoY. According […]
Amundi Funds is to make its Equity Emerging Minimum Variance fund available for self selection on the PPM platform in Sweden from 26 September. Platform provider the Swedish Pensions Agency (Pensionsmyndigheten) said the fund would cost investors 0.82%. The fund invests in both equities and fixed income assets. Meanwhile, local manufacturer Skandia Fonder is changing […]
The Setter Capital Volume Report – H1 2014, which covers the secondary market for private equity, real estate, infrastructure and hedge funds for the first half of the year, has reported volumes of $22bn in H1. Setter Capital, the investment adviser on alternative investments, pointed out that alternatives secondary market volumes increased by 47% since […]
German investor Deka Real Estate has confirmed the purchase of “The Edge”, a 40.000m2 office building in Amsterdam from Dutch project developer OVG.
UK asset manager Schroders has teamed up with hedge fund manager John Paulson (pictured) to launch the Schroders GAIA Paulson Merger Arbitrage fund.
Sovereign investors are set to put more money into emerging market assets and alternatives, according to the second annual Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Study.
ING Investment Management (ING IM) has announced a partnership with ING Real Estate Finance (ING REF) in order to increase access to commercial real estate as asset an class.
Ritesh Jain, analyst at Salus Alpha Capital, has looked at views on benchmarking as they affect managed futures funds.
Invesco Real Estate (IRE) has teamed up with be:here to make its first investment in the UK private rented sector (PRS). IRE will acquire 118 PRS units for £32.5m in Hayes, West London, on behalf of a UK local authority pension fund.
The latest UAI Blue Chip and UAIX indices show mixed performances by hedge fund strategies so far this year.
Luther Ragin, CEO of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and former CIO of the F.B. Heron Foundation, argues that impact investing meets financial and philanthropic expectations.
Stockholm based CB Fonder has announced the closure of its CB Hedge fund, citing returns that have not met expectations, as well as increasing regulatory costs.