Q4 2023: Consultant Search Activity Picks Up, Rehires Outnumber New

The fourth quarter had 35 completed investment consultant hires, according to FIN Searches data.

Private Debt, PE Allocations Expected To Increase Among North American Institutions: Study

Report finds 40% of U.S. and Canadian institutional investors plan to increase their allocations to private debt, while roughly one-third plan to grow their private equity holdings in the next three years.

HBCUs Can Benefit From Access To Alts, Risk Management Support To Optimize Returns: Study

HBCUs can benefit from access to best-in-class liquidity management tools, a higher risk tolerance to optimize their long-term returns and additional opportunities to engage with managers, according to the study.

Industry News
Investment Industry Analyst Finds Outlet Through Culinary Passion

A longstanding love of cake artistry is proving an outlet and way to relieve stress for one investment professional eager to maintain the pursuit of those passions.

International / Global / Emerging Markets
Emerging Markets Provide Opportunity, But Institutions Should Not Forget Risk: Webinar

Industry strategists see investment opportunities outside of the U.S. in emerging markets, but risks, such as China and its slow growth, pose challenges that institutions should be mindful about, according to a recent webinar.

PE & VC Industries See Compensation Gains, But Industry Professionals Are Concerned

A report finds that 60% of private equity and venture capital industry professionals expect to see greater cash earnings this year, down from 65% last year.

Agility Gives Managers Competitive Edge In Changing Institutional Investment Market: Report

Accelerating changes in the investment management industry are forcing managers to reassess their strategies and become more agile and competitive for institutional clients, a new study finds.

Institutional Assets Gain Small, Temporary Edge Over Retail Assets: Cerulli

As U.S. professionally managed assets declined in 2022, Cerulli Associates’ latest report found a temporary trend reversal where institutional channel assets gained a slight edge over retail.

Investors Must Work Together in Pursuit Of Climate Finance Themes: Study

A new report finds finds that investors are actively seeking opportunities in areas like power generation and decarbonization, but few climate financing requirements have been met.

Top U.S. Pensions Shift To Alternative Allocations: Study

The country’s largest public defined benefit plans are shifting their allocations in favor of alternative strategies, a new study finds.