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New investment pattern in bricks and mortar

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 […]

Infrastructure – fewer fees, please

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 […]

Preqin survey of private equity investors

The tide may be turning for private equity investments, with 73 per cent of investors planning to make new private equity commitments in 2012, according to a global survey of 100 institutional investors by Preqin.

HF investments to reach pre-crisis heights

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.

Investor survey reveals disappointing year for hedge fund returns

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 […]