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Fidelity Survey: 72% Of Global Investors To Boost Allocation to Illiquid Alternatives in 2017/18

Dec 1 2016 | 6:57pm ET

 Institutional allocations to alternative investments are expected to rise sharply over the next few years, according to the latest Global Institutional Investor Survey by Fidelity. In addition, investors are expected to boost exposures to domestic fixed income, cash and liquid alternatives.

 

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eVestment: Hedge Fund Aggregate Gains 0.55% in November Amid High Return Dispersion

Dec 9 2016 | 9:38pm ET

Hedge funds turned in a positive 0.55% performance in November, according to the latest edition of eVestment’s Hedge Fund Performance Report, bringing year-to-date performance to +4.46%. 

Nikko Asset Management Launches UCITS-Compliant Emerging Markets Fund

Dec 9 2016 | 8:41pm ET

Nikko Asset Management has unveiled a new UCITS-compliant credit fund that will target local currency-denominated emerging markets debt.

Dynamics of European Direct Lending Industry Shifting As Activity Heats Up

Dec 9 2016 | 7:58pm ET

A range of strategies is emerging among European direct lending funds as the booming sector matures and as competition for profitable leveraged finance business heats up, while collaboration between traditional and non-traditional credit providers is increasing.

Quant Manager dormouse Gains 1.14% in November, Up 17.43% YTD

Dec 9 2016 | 7:42pm ET

Quantitative investment manager dormouse booked its tenth positive month out of the past eleven in November, gaining 1.14% for the period and bucking the losses suffered by many CTAs during the month.

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index Gains 0.08% In November

Dec 9 2016 | 7:19pm ET

Liquid alternatives were positive in November but still widely underperformed their hedge fund brethren during the month, according to new data from Wilshire Associates.

Apollo Names Parr Co-Chair of Management Operating Committee

Dec 9 2016 | 7:08pm ET

Apollo Global Management has named former Lazard vice chairman Gary Parr as a senior managing director and co-chairman of the firm’s management operating committee.

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Fundraising for Mid-Sized PE Funds: Should You Use a Registered B/D?

Dec 6 2016 | 7:18pm ET

When does a fund sponsor need to use a registered broker/dealer when raising capital? At first blush, the rules governing registration requirements and the exemptions available to private funds seem clear, and the use of a placement agent can often solve any potential issues. However, as discussed by Cole Schotz partner Chris Kula, securities laws have not caught up with the realities and developments in the private fund space. When added to a renewed focus on private fund compliance by regulators, the question of whether to raise capital through a registered B/D remains highly relevant for any alternative investment manager looking to grow assets. 

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