Institutional investors feel ready for anything markets might throw at them, according to a new report from Mercer. But while they still want to manage money themselves, a lot of them don’t know if they’re any good at it.
The question of how much private market assets are really worth has more answers than ever with the growing popularity of evergreen funds. But the drive for more and more frequent valuations has to end somewhere. Right?
As super funds internalise more and more of their investment management, they’re taking on more and more risk. Many of them still lack a plan to deal with it.
Unrest in the Middle East, political dysfunction in Washington and the looming shadow of a global recession means markets face a new wall of worry in time for the holiday season.
Big funds are looking for help with investment governance as they internalise more and more of their resources, according to JANA, and it’s also seeing a lot more demand for guidance on net zero objectives.
Not every risk is out in the open, and Allspring Global Investments is keeping a close eye on those that some segments of the market struggle to price – including a US government shutdown and a war on the Korean peninsula.
Too much of what managers call alpha is just a roll of the dice. To find the real stuff you have to look in private markets, according to Michael Block, while trend following strategies will get you something that looks just like it.
Uncertainty, dispersion and volatility are “magical words” for hedge funds, and the $160 billion Aware Super has reframed its thinking around the liquid alternatives space in a more complex macro environment.
The $1.7 trillion global investment manager PGIM has brought together its alternatives units in a sign of their growing importance to its biggest clients.