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EIU on Institutions and Time Horizons

October 19th, 2017 | Filed under: Newly Added, Featured Post, Institutional Investing, Risk management, Institutional Asset Management, Risk Management Strategies & Processes, Allocating to A.I.

With the  sponsorship of Franklin Templeton, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)  has surveyed  143 investing institutions in North America (part of the global sample of 571) in order to study recent shifts in their portfolio allocation, especially with an eye to the risks that concern them and the length ofRead More



Institutions that Integrate ESG Considerations: 6 Types

June 8th, 2017 | Filed under: Newly Added, Featured Post, Social investing, Alternative energy, Climate change, SRI and Clean Energy, Other Topics in A.I.

A new white paper from the Investor Responsibility Research Center (the IRRC Institute) in conjunction with Sustainalytics looks at the various approaches that investors, institutional investors in particular, might and do take to integrate ESG issues into their portfolio decisions. Specifically, the IRRC and Sustainalytics, two Manhattan-based research groups longRead More



Credit Suisse Finds that Institutions Remain Committed to Hedge Funds

April 11th, 2017 | Filed under: Newly Added, Featured Post, Hedge Funds, Structure of the Hedge Funds Industry, Allocating to A.I.

A new Credit Suisse report about hedge fund investors’ appetites, titled “shifting tides,” comes to the somewhat re-assuring conclusion that, in some respects at least, the shift isn’t what one might fear. The report begins with the simple observation that 2016, a year that began with unexpected swings in manyRead More



Institutions Thinking About Interest Rates and Volatility

December 15th, 2015 | Filed under: Newly Added, Performance, Analytics & Metrics, Institutional Investing, Benchmarking & Performance Attribution, Endowments & Foundations, Institutional Asset Management, Allocating to A.I.

In recent months, even the anticipation of Fed Reserve tightening has been able to send markets into a tizzy. Now the actual tightening is at last upon us. Both Natixis and Reuters surveys speak to the way the buy-side and sell-side see this. Read More



Preqin to Hedge Funds: Wooing Institutions May Require Patience

June 27th, 2012 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Hedge Fund Strategies, Today's Post, Institutional Investing, Alpha Strategies, Asset allocation

Institutions aren’t to be rushed into committing to a hedge fund. The process can take more than a year. Preqin asked institutions: once a fund has caught their attention, specifically once they have first seen a fund proposal, how much time typically passes before they actually make an investment, if they do?Read More