Real estate is back in fashion, at least according to a range of recent surveys indicating the growing institutional investor appetite for bricks and mortar. After a tough few years for the industry and with European investors’ priorities changing, the possible renaissance might come with a marked change in investing patterns, though. More control The […]
Dan BillinghamJune 5, 2013
Public pension funds make up almost a quarter of the world’s 100 largest institutional investors in infrastructure and, while still favouring unlisted funds, they are increasingly investing directly and pushing back on management fees, research reveals. The research by global alternatives research firm, Preqin, shows a record number of funds on the road seeking a […]
SAM RILEYMarch 28, 2012
Despite ongoing uncertainty facing the world economy, institutional investors are planning to increase their allocations to alternative assets, with alternative asset researcher Preqin predicting the hedge fund industry could rebound next year to pre-global financial crisis (GFC) levels.
SAM RILEYDecember 7, 2011
Hedge funds had a disappointing year, according to a study by UK-based alternative assets research firm Preqin that reveals 40 per cent of investors surveyed feel that returns on their investments have failed to meet expectations in the past 12 months. The survey of 50 institutional investors also shows that just 11 per cent feel […]
SAM RILEYOctober 12, 2011
Despite European public equity markets tumbling, private equity is yet to experience the sharp downturn it suffered in the last financial crisis, with investors still showing interest in the strongly performing asset, said independent alternative assets research firm Preqin.
SAM RILEYAugust 24, 2011