BofA Merrill: Investors losing confidence and ditching equities

“Investors are not yet ‘max bearish.' They have yet to accept that we are already well into a normal, cyclical recession/bear market,” says BofA Merrill Lynch's Michael Hartnett.

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Natixis: Institutional investors bullish on global stocks and alternatives in 2016

Fifty percent of those surveyed said they will increase private-equity holdings, 46% said they will increase private debt allocations, and 41% responded that they plan to increase allocations to hedge funds.

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AUM growth in hedge-fund sector favors already-large firms, says Deutsche Bank survey

“More and more, we’re seeing today’s hedge fund assets concentrated among the largest managers," said Barry Bausano, co-head of global prime finance at Deutsche Bank.

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Fidelity asks: Are today’s emerging affluent investors millionaires in the making?

Fidelity Investments released results of its 7th Millionaire Outlook, which shows that emerging affluent investors are well positioned to attain – or even exceed – millionaire status. Most importantly, while these investors look very different than today’s millionaires, with more than two-thirds female and one-quarter non-white, they demonstrate many similar attitudes and behaviors.

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Natixis: Institutional investors favor equities in 2015 but worry about generating stable short-term returns

While institutional investors are optimistic about equities in 2015, their outlook is tempered by market risks beyond their control and unknown liability risks ahead, particularly those linked to increased longevity.

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BlackRock: Latin Americans recognize demands of retirement, but have set aside very little

“The survey clearly shows that Latin Americans are strongly motivated to be successful savers and investors, yet have fallen behind in some key planning areas, especially retirement,” said Armando Senra, head of BlackRock's Latin America and Iberia region.

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Citi Survey: Hedge fund assets to double to USD 5.8 trillion by 2018

In addition to offering more access to retail investors and creating customized solutions for institutional investors, hedge fund firms are increasingly engaging investors in an advisory capacity to support their clients’ overall portfolio, and expanding into functions beyond their traditional role as just asset managers.

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