Pension funds continue to invest into hedge funds, say AIMA paper

Roughly one in every four dollars – or $700 billion – managed by the $2.85 trillion hedge fund industry is derived from public and private pension funds, according to an educational paper published by the Alternative Investment Management Associat

Posted on: 27 Jan, 2015
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P2P lending continues to grow

Institutional investors including pension funds, insurers, family offices as well as asset management houses, are continuing to buy into peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplaces.

Posted on: 22 Dec, 2014
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Pension funds increase risk appetite

More than 75 per-cent of pension funds plan to increase their risk appetite over the next three years with a growing number bolstering their allocations into alternative asset classes such as hedge funds and private equity, according to a study by

Posted on: 18 Nov, 2014
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Institutional investors increasingly launching operational platforms for hedge funds

An increasing number of institutional investors are building internal operational platforms or umbrella platforms for emerging portfolio managers to leverage upon.

Posted on: 14 Nov, 2014
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Fund managers urged to have holistic approach to regulatory data gathering

Fund managers need to take a holistic approach towards regulation, particularly when it comes to gathering various data sets for different regulatory reports, according to the head of regulatory change at M&G Investments.

Posted on: 13 Nov, 2014
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Data providers and consultants warned on breaching reverse solicitation rules

Data providers and to a lesser extent consultants must be wearier in certain EU jurisdictions about breaching rules surrounding reverse solicitation under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 12 Nov, 2014
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Fund managers advised to improve KYC on Russian clients

Fund managers need to up the ante on their Know Your Client (KYC) procedures and due diligence on prospective clients from Russia amid concerns there is limited awareness about the scope of the sanctions.

Posted on: 10 Nov, 2014
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Buy-side warn on suspension of early termination rights for swaps

Industry associations including the Managed Funds Association (MFA) and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) have sent a letter to the Financial Stability Board (FSB) expressing concern about the potential suspension of counter

Posted on: 06 Nov, 2014
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UK proposal could impact beneficial owners

A UK government proposal to require beneficial owners in companies - including fund managers - to be publicly identified in a central registrar is likely to irk publicity-shy Middle Eastern and Asian investors and could damage UK competitiveness,

Posted on: 04 Nov, 2014
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Hybrid fund vehicles urged to implement rigorous Chinese Walls

Hedge fund managers launching or acquiring equity stakes in private equity or venture capital firms must ensure they have adequate Chinese Walls in place to prevent conflicts of interest arising through separate vehicles, according to Seward &

Posted on: 03 Nov, 2014
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