The Preqin All-Strategies hedge fund benchmark posted returns of 7.40% in 2016, marking the best performance year for the industry since 2013 and more than tripling the gains made through 2015 (+2.03%). Despite a volatile start to the year which caused some performance difficulties, hedge funds rebounded to post positive returns in nine of the […]
A strong growth of demand for real assets investments is expected over the five coming years, a number of private equity, real estate and infrastructure managers believe. Some 340 managers have been surveyed by BNY Mellon, in collaboration with alternative data provider Preqin. The research highlights 60% of infrastructure managers, 44% of real estate managers and […]
A recent research published by consultant Preqin has found out that over one third of the $3trn (€2.7trn) hedge fund industry assets are managed by hedge funds based in New York. Hedge funds headquartered in New York totalled $1.02trn (€915bn) in assets under management as at 31 December 2014. Behind New York, London with $395 AUM (€354.3bn) and Boston […]
The average size of infrastructure deals has reached a record of $626m (€567m) for transactions as at 3 August 2015, said consultant Preqin, specialised in alternative assets. Preqin’s research highlights average deal size has increased by 56% between 2013 ($401m) and 2015 year-to-date. However, it spotted that the number of deals taking place each year has “fallen […]
Deciles and quartiles have been around for a long time and have been used to rank everything from hereditary traits to student test scores to crime rates. First seen in 1882 and 1879 respectively, both terms are attributed to Francis Galton (1822-1911), the British mathematician, explorer and cousin to the considerably more famous Charles Darwin. […]
Preqin’s latest Hedge Fund Spotlight publication suggests that hedge fund investors buying into more liquid strategies are doing so at the cost of better return.
The crisis and subsequent recession have left their mark on the entire financial industry. Private equity fund of funds are no exception and are sometimes perceived to be especially vulnerable because of their additional layer of fees. However, on closer inspection, the picture that emerges is quite different, and suggests that a renaissance for private equity fund of funds may even be imminent.
“Better, but still not quite good enough” is the tone of the report card investors have given to hedge funds in the latest survey of allocators by researchers Preqin.
Three-quarters of institutional investors are looking for greater liquidity in their hedge fund investments following the financial crisis, research by Preqin shows.
German institutions are likely to choose hedge funds and multi-manager products based offshore more than Ucits variants, as they boost prevailing allocations by nearly two thirds towards target weightings, according Preqin.