The quest for diversification and alpha generation continues
Below you can find a collection of high-quality insights into hedge funds, asset-backed securities, private equity, floating rate loans and digital lending. What all these subjects have in common is one concept: alternatives. They offer institutional investors new ways of accessing traditional asset classes, diversifying their portfolios and pursuing alpha.
In China, hedge funds operate under the structure of private offering funds. This sector has grown rapidly - in 2021 there were 24,610 existing private offering fund managers.
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BlackRock explores what the near future may hold for hedge funds, as institutional investors continue to look for opportunities to mitigate risk and generate alpha.
Asset-backed securities, or ABS, offer institutional investors novel ways to tap into attractive credit spreads. However, these products are largely misunderstood.
Private credit, although primarily an American and European asset class, has substantial benefits for African economies where financing needs are high.
Investors can access floating rate loans through a number of alternative products. These credit instruments offer a range of benefits for global allocators.
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Using novel tools, such as artificial intelligence, in order to assess the viability of credit instruments can be a game changer for institutional investors.
Private equity deals are seeing subdued activity. This is in line with broader M&A trends from across the world.
Seed investment continued to show its strength after several quarters of slowing deal activity in the broader venture industry.
Technology has revolutionised many parts of the financial system. However, the repo and sec lending markets have defied attempts to become more efficient. Join State Street on Thursday, 8th December, at 10 am ET / 3 pm GMT / 4 pm CET to understand the forces shaping these too often overlooked markets.