Survey

Institutional investors to focus on fewer key relationships, survey shows

More than half (57 per cent) of institutional investors plan to narrow down the number of different alternative asset managers they work with in the next 12 to 24 months, according to a survey by UBS Fund Services and PwC. »


Handshake

SSGA appoints chief portfolio strategist

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has appointed Lori Heinel as chief portfolio strategist. »


Debt

Presidio Bank completes USD10m private placement of subordinated debt

Presidio Bank has completed a private placement of USD10 million in aggregate principal amount of subordinated notes to certain accredited investors. »


Hong Kong

SIX Financial Information services Hong Kong investors with SFC authorised investment products data

SIX Financial Information is expanding its regulatory coverage to include the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) authorised products for Hong Kong clients. »


Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Asia ex-Japan funds outperform year-to-date… Asian Sovereign Wealth & Pension funds looking increasingly at alternatives…

Asia ex-Japan hedge funds lead global peers with year-to-date returns of 6.66 per cent, due in large part to a 25.79 per cent rise in Indian equities since the start of the year, according to the latest data released by hedge fund research firm Eurekahedge. »


Document signing

HKEx Group and China Merchants Group sign MOU

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) and China Merchants Group (CMG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a strategic alliance in product development and related services. »


Hedge Fund Performance Update: Q3 2014

Hedge Fund Performance Update: Q3 2014

Preqin looks at the performance of hedge funds in Q3 2014 and in 2014 so far. »


Hedge Fund Performance Benchmarks: Q3 2014

Hedge Fund Performance Benchmarks: Q3 2014

Preqin provides the most up-to-date hedge fund performance benchmarks. »


Preqin Quarterly Update: Real Estate, Q3 2014

Preqin Quarterly Update: Real Estate, Q3 2014

Despite a slight fall in fundraising in Q3 2014 compared to the previous quarter, the total capital raised in 2014 so far remains strong, with the USD63bn raised in the first three quarters of the year surpassing the USD56bn raised during the same period last year. However, the number of funds reaching a final close has declined from 166 to 121 over this time period, and almost two-thirds of capital raised by funds holding a close in Q3 came from just five firms, suggesting that capital is increasingly concentrated among fewer managers. »


Preqin Quarterly Update: Infrastructure, Q3 2014

Preqin Quarterly Update: Infrastructure, Q3 2014

Fundraising for private infrastructure funds has remained strong in 2014 to date, with the 14 funds closing on an aggregate USD8.5bn in Q3 2014 bringing the total raised throughout the year to USD27bn, a small increase on the USD23bn raised over the same period last year. However, capital is further concentrated among a smaller selection of managers, with the number of funds to close falling. Just 28 funds have closed in the first three quarters of this year, compared to 41 in the same period in 2013. »


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