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Kim Nilsson, Pivigo

Analysis reveals diverse management teams attract more funding in London

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 10:35

New analysis from data science hub Pivigo has revealed businesses with multiple nationalities represented at the leadership level receive significantly more funding than those with directors solely from the UK.  »

FTSE Russell report finds new high in smart beta, ESG and multi-factor index adoption

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 14:52

FTSE Russell’s report Smart beta: 2017 global survey, finds that there has been a new high in global smart beta index adoption and continued strong interest in smart sustainability and multi-factor indexes from global institutional asset owners. »

A third of firms to reduce UK presence as a result of Brexit

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 10:11

One fifth (19 per cent) of institutional investors plan to reduce their holdings of UK assets over the next six months, according to the latest State Street Barometer Index, a quarterly pulse survey of institutional investor sentiment about the UK’s departure from the European Union. »

African insurance markets continue to expand despite economic headwinds

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 09:18

Africa’s insurers remain upbeat about the prospects for their markets, according to the 2nd Africa Insurance Barometer, which was launched at the 44th AIO Conference & General Assembly in Kampala, Uganda. »

Institutional investors increasingly involved in global and antitrust litigation

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 09:21

Institutional investors have moved beyond traditional US securities litigation efforts to focus on damages in non-US jurisdictions and antitrust violations, according to research from Financial Recovery Technologies (FRT), a securities class action recovery services provider. »

DC diversification drive continues as UK equity allocations fall further

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 17:18

Asset class diversification has continued to grow in the average default allocations of FTSE 350 defined contribution (DC) pension schemes over the 12 months to the end of March 2017, a report from Schroders has found. »

Brexit and growth of Chinese financial firms to fuel expansion of EU financial centres, says MPG research

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 14:09

Financial industry professionals expect to see a significant increase in financial services companies either re-domiciling to other EU financial services centres or opening new subsidiaries there over the next three years. »

Fees fall across several asset classes, but investors’ overall costs rise

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 13:03

Fees across several asset classes have fallen, with global active equity fees down 8 per cent (24 per cent for low volatility), smart beta fees down 25 per cent, fund of hedge fund fees down 20 per cent (30 per cent in Europe) and private debt management fees down over 30 per cent due to recent pricing pressures, research from bfinance shows. »

Hugues Gillibert, Fitz Partners

Performance fees charged by 14 per cent of European cross-border funds

Wed, 10/05/2017 - 09:41

Independent fund research company Fitz Partners gives an insight into the calculations of funds’ performance fees and their choice of benchmarks in the latest edition of its Performance Fee Benchmarking Report and Database. »

Majority of financial institutions struggle to locate information in the workplace

Mon, 08/05/2017 - 15:37

The financial services (FS) sector must become better at protecting information after research found 96 per cent of FS organisations in the UK struggle to locate documents in the workplace, according to M-Files, a provider of document management solutions. »

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