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  1. Other Voices: Evolution of shrinking hedge fund fees - what do investors and managers need to know?[more]

    By Don Steinbrugge, Founder and CEO, Agecroft Partners (DonSteinbrugge@agecroftpartners.com): Hedge funds fees remain under extreme pressure across the industry. This strong trend is driven by declining return expectations from investors, inc

  2. Europe: France's BNP Paribas on prowl for further European expansion, European secondaries market expansion yet to reach a ceiling[more]

    France's BNP Paribas on prowl for further European expansion From Reuters: BNP Paribas is looking for further opportunities to expand its investment banking franchise in Europe and fortify its lead over local rivals after last year taking over Deutsche Bank's electronic equity and prim

  3. PE/VC: Venture capital for Canadian companies up 16% from last year, Venture capital helped fuel Silicon Valley. Is it also destroying it?[more]

    Venture capital for Canadian companies up 16% from last year A new study says Canadian venture capital-backed companies raised $5.4 billion over 469 deals last year, marking the third consecutive year of increased VC funding in the country. The MoneyTree Canada report from PwC Canada an

  4. Institutional Investors: UK pension giant Universities Superannuation Scheme to cut hedge funds, Texas County puts $225m in 3 alts funds, Korea's $600bn pension fund to be more active shareholder, CalPERS walking its own path on asset allocation, New York State Teachers' assigns $150m to real estate fund, LD turns to active quant for first time, launches tender worth $147m initially, Texas Teachers commits $250m to opportunistic real estate[more]

    UK pension giant Universities Superannuation Scheme to cut hedge funds The UK's largest private pension manager is slashing its investment in hedge funds, joining an exodus of investors fed up with years of mediocre returns and high fees. The Universities Superannuation Scheme plans

  5. Global pensions loading up on alternative investments says study[more]

    Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Global pension funds remain committed to increasing their exposure to private equity, real estate, and other alternatives, says a study. A new report from Willis Towers Watson's Thinking Ahead Institute revealed that the shift to alternative assets continues apace