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IFC and Amundi create largest emerging market green bond fund

Fri, 21/04/2017 - 09:18

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Amundi have created the largest green-bond fund dedicated to emerging markets—a USD2 billion initiative that aims to deepen local capital markets and e »

SyndicateRoom publishes growth hunter study

Fri, 25/11/2016 - 08:42

The online investment platform, SyndicateRoom, which allows individuals to invest alongside the professionals, has published its study ‘Rise of the Growth Hunters’. »

Survey

It all comes down to style in managed futures

Fri, 28/10/2016 - 10:14

Managed futures have become an alternative asset class that is widely used by investors seeking overall portfolio diversification and absolute returns independent of the direction of broad equity and bond markets, according to a study by alternative investment managers Steben & Company. »

WisdomTree predicts price stability ahead in the oil market

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 13:04

Commenting on the recent announcement by OPEC of a framework designed to limit crude output, Nizam Hamid, Head of ETF Strategy at WisdomTree in Europe says this has substantially changed the market dynamics in the short term for the price of oil.  »

KPMG, IIGCC and PR prepare Guide on Climate Change for Private Equity Investors

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 07:19

KPMG has helped investor groups, IIGCC and PRI, prepare Guide on Climate Change for Private Equity Investors. Research carried out for the guide found that pension funds are actively asking their fund managers to demonstrate how climate related risks and opportunities are addressed in the investment process. »

Geoff Blanning

Commodities - the bear market is over

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 12:09

Geoff Blanning (pictured), Head of Commodities, comments on why he believes that a new bull market for commodities has begun… »

Thomas Suter

Quaesta Capital AG - Best Discretionary CTA

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:31

Quaesta Capital AG is an independent Swiss financial services provider with a primary focus on currency management. Based in Pfaeffikon, Switzerland, Quaesta Capital AG was founded in 2005 and currently manages approximately USD3bn in currency volatility and global macro strategies and bespoke currency overlay mandates. »

James Holloway

Piquant Technologies - Best CTA

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:20

Piquant Technologies' Pegasus Fund launched in 2013 and has delivered stable and diversifying returns annualising at just over 10 per cent. Piquant runs a fully automated portfolio, gaining trading insights by applying machine-learning techniques to huge datasets.  »

Hendrick Klein

Da Vinci Invest - Best Systematic CTA

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:01

Hendrik Klein and his team at Zurich-based Da Vinci Invest AG have been trading futures on Eurex since 1995, using a sophisticated algorithm to track economic indicators. In 2009, when Need to Know News brought out a computer-readable news feed, Klein immediately implemented it into the Da Vinci algorithm.  »

Falling commodities change the face of the high yield market

Mon, 17/08/2015 - 10:22

The global high-yield credit market is facing change, driven by the plunge in commodity prices, according to Fraser Lundie, Co-Head of Credit and Senior Portfolio Manager, Hermes Investment Management. »

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