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ASIFMA and ICMA release guide to infrastructure financing in Asia

ASIFMA and ICMA release guide to infrastructure financing in Asia

Wed, 31/08/2016 - 14:27

ASIFMA and ICMA have released a “Guide to Infrastructure Financing in Asia”, the first guide of its kind to outline how infrastructure projects can be financed in Asia including through the capital markets. »

Trading in wind power futures to begin in early October

Trading in wind power futures to begin in early October

Wed, 31/08/2016 - 14:17

From 4 October 2016, trading participants on the EEX Derivatives Market will be able to hedge against volume risks in the generation of wind power within the German/Austrian market area using EEX’s new Wind Power Futures product. »

Trendrating launches technology to grade portfolio momentum

Trendrating launches technology to grade portfolio momentum

Wed, 31/08/2016 - 10:09

Trendrating has launched a new version of its momentum analytics platform which includes a portfolio momentum rating to help fund managers enhance performance and reduce portfolio risk. »

Zurich signs GBP600m longevity transaction with Pirelli

Wed, 31/08/2016 - 09:43

Pensions provider Zurich has entered two longevity swap transactions covering liabilities of GBP600 million for the Pirelli General Pension and Life Assurance Fund and the Pirelli Tyres Limited 1988 Pension and Life Assurance Fund. »

BoardEx launches service for quant funds

BoardEx launches service for quant funds

Wed, 31/08/2016 - 09:37

BoardEx has launched three services aimed at improving the performance of quant funds, banks, law firms and consulting firms. »

Investor confidence drops from 98.0 to 89.7 in August

Investor confidence drops from 98.0 to 89.7 in August

Wed, 31/08/2016 - 07:51

State Street’s Global Investor Confidence Index (ICI) decreased to 89.7 in August, down 8.3 points from July’s revised reading of 98.0. »

Hawksford appoints chief operating officer to head Cayman offering

Hawksford appoints chief operating officer to head Cayman offering

Tue, 30/08/2016 - 13:36

Hawksford has appointed a chief operating officer with 25 years’ financial services experience to lead and build its recently established Cayman Islands office. »

Use of alternative investments peaks as diversification plays pay off, says Natixis

Use of alternative investments peaks as diversification plays pay off, says Natixis

Tue, 30/08/2016 - 13:20

Portfolio diversification is paying off again, rewarding volatility-weary advisers with higher, more stable returns and lower risk, according to the latest quarterly Portfolio Clarity Trends Report published by Natixis Global Asset Management. »

Liquid alts and private debt most likely to benefit from Brexit

Liquid alts and private debt most likely to benefit from Brexit

Tue, 30/08/2016 - 09:30

Liquid alternatives and private debt are the asset classes likely to benefit most from Brexit, while institutions in countries where a higher allocation to equities and bonds is the norm are likely to be most affected. »

Boost for green property bond investment in Australia

Boost for green property bond investment in Australia

Tue, 30/08/2016 - 08:52

Property bond issuers and investors now have a simple process to assess whether office buildings, proposed developments or retrofits in Australia’s biggest commercial property markets are eligible for certification against the Climate Bonds Low Carbon Building (LCB) Criteria. »

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