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Aon Retirement and Investment Blog

Private Equity Strategy Performance Comparisons – How Important is Strategy Diversification?

Tom Wyss is a Senior Consultant on Aon’s private equity team in Chicago.

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Direct Lending: An Investment Opportunity Within Private Debt

This paper discusses a growing segment of the private debt market, which Aon believes could be a potential fit for certain portfolios. The current market dynamics are favorable for direct lending as historical players are leaving the market, driven partially by shifting regulations.  Key risks and considerations are also identified.

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Hedge Fund Fees are Falling!

Nearly every other week we hear of a hedge fund manager offering their investors fee discounts, albeit often with reduced liquidity terms.  In this blog, we dive deeper into how various segments of hedge fund fees are falling.

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Demystifying cryptocurrencies: technology, investment merits and challenges

Cryptocurrencies are virtual currencies that are created, stored and governed electronically. They were initially viewed as havens for illicit activity, but are pushing further into the investment world. While there are few cryptocurrency funds managed by credible investors that have developed a more sustainable strategy outside of pure market timing, there will, unarguably, be fortunes made and lost. Whether there is a long-term opportunity to create an institutionalized digital asset manager or whether digital currencies will prove the biggest bubble of our lifetimes, it is likely that some of the underlying technologies will become very valuable. In this blog, we want to provide a handy guide to cryptocurrencies, as well as some context around recent developments.

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Sources of Return in Active Commodity Management

This blog on active commodity management provides insight on the value of reviewing how the asset class can be accessed and the way active managers can create value.

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Impact of Rising Interest Rate Environment on Real Estate Values

This blog entry offers a view on how a rising interest rate environment may impact real estate values. 

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Lines of Credit in Private Equity Funds

This blog discusses short term financing through lines of credit; why this has become more prevalent and the ways in which they are used has evolved. 

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Hedge Fund Fee Structures

This is a follow-up to the blog entry we recently published, authored by Brad Gilbert or the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, discussing their views on hedge fund fee structures. This post provides Aon Hewitt’s commentary on TRS’s post. 

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Hedge Fund Fee Philosophy of Teacher Retirement System of Texas

The blog entry discusses the views of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (“TRS”) on hedge fund fee structures. TRS believes there are flaws in the traditional hedge fund fee structure and suggests opportunities for improvement. 

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The blog entry discusses the views of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (“TRS”) on hedge fund fee structures. TRS believes there are flaws in the traditional hedge fund fee structure and suggests opportunities for improvement. 

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