Legal and regulation

A guide to EU sustainable finance reforms for asset managers: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

A guide to EU sustainable finance reforms for asset managers: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

As Europe’s asset management industry readies itself for sweeping reforms to sustainability regulations, leading finance lawyers Matthew Baker, Bernd Geier, and Chris Ormond from international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner say the reforms hold many exciting opportunities for asset managers.

Private markets

Institutional allocations to private markets to rise again in 2021, finds Commonfund investor survey

Institutional allocations to private markets to rise again in 2021, finds Commonfund investor survey

Institutional investors are planning to increase allocations towards private markets in 2021, with a particular focus on small and medium-sized US private equity funds as well as venture capital, secondary and co-investment funds, according to Commonfund Capital’s fourth annual private markets investor sentiment survey.

Bonds

Pandemic-spurred policy “revolution” will continue to drive asset allocations in 2021, says BlackRock

Pandemic-spurred policy “revolution” will continue to drive asset allocations in 2021, says BlackRock

The world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, has predicted that the “revolution” in monetary and fiscal policy spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic will dampen government bond real yields in 2021. The asset manager favours inflation-linked bonds, as well as risk assets such as equities and high-yield credit.

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