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Investors to grow allocations to alternatives

More than 35% of institutional investors intend to increase their exposures to  alternative asset classes, according to data from Preqin.

Posted on: 20 Aug, 2014
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Private equity distributions reach new highs

Institutional investors received $568 billion in distributions from private equity firms in 2013, the highest annual amount ever recorded, according to data from Preqin.

Posted on: 15 Aug, 2014
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SEC threshold for accredited investor likely to increase in months

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is likely to re-define the income and net-worth threshold for what constitutes an accredited investor in what could make it harder for early-stage hedge funds and other private funds to solicit capital

Posted on: 12 Aug, 2014
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Hedge funds warned on attempting to replicate private equity strategies

Hedge fund managers should not seek to replicate private equity investment strategies amid concerns there could be a liquidity mismatch, it has been warned.

Posted on: 11 Aug, 2014
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McKinsey survey highlights convergence of traditional and alternative managers

The convergence between alternatives and traditional asset managers looks set to continue with liquid alternative mutual funds likely to account for up to 50% of net new retail revenues over the next five years, according to a report by McKinsey &

Posted on: 07 Aug, 2014
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Fund managers struggling to meet investor expectations

Fifty-nine per-cent of institutional investors have said their funds have either failed or partially lived up to their expectations over the last 10 years, according to research conducted by Aquila Capital, the €7 billion Germany-based alternative

Posted on: 04 Aug, 2014
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AIFMD brand will take less time to emerge than UCITS

 An AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive) brand akin to UCITS could emerge in the long-term although it will take less time to develop than UCITS, according to Multifonds.

Posted on: 28 Jul, 2014
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Managers should still enter strategic partnerships in China despite mutual recognition scheme

Asset managers looking to take advantage of the mutual recognition scheme between China and Hong Kong should continue to enter strategic partnerships with mainland firms despite not being obligated to if they want to reap the distribution benefits

Posted on: 16 Jul, 2014
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Alternative assets continue to grow, finds Towers Watson survey

Alternative Assets grew to $5.7 trillion from $5.1 trillion over the course of 2014, with the top 100 managers accounting for $3.3 trillion of that, according to a Towers Watson survey produced in conjunction with the Financial Times.

Posted on: 14 Jul, 2014
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Publicly accessible CIMA database of directors still a long way off

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) is still some way from creating an accessible database identifying the fund boards on which directors sit on.

Posted on: 03 Jul, 2014
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