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Boutiques and active long-only fund managers could win the ‘battle for allocations’ in 2021

Boutiques and active long-only fund managers could win the ‘battle for allocations’ in 2021

By Gary Clifford-Newman, Vice President, Prime Services Sales at London-headquartered brokerage Sova Capital. Clifford-Newman joined Sova Capital in 2018 and focuses on delivering prime services for hedge funds and managers accounts covering equities, fixed income, futures and options execution, prime-financing and custody solutions.

Cryptocurrency

Ethereum finds favour with institutional investors as cryptocurrency hits all-time high

Ethereum finds favour with institutional investors as cryptocurrency hits all-time high

As more institutional investors dip their toes into the cryptocurrency investing space, the range of assets they are investing in is expanding to include ether, the native asset of the Ethereum blockchain. Interest in Ethereum funds is driving an ongoing price rally, which reached all-time highs above USD1,800 this week.

Pensions

Investment managers and consultants to be assessed by UK pension trustees on ‘climate competency’ under new guide

Investment managers and consultants to be assessed by UK pension trustees on ‘climate competency’ under new guide

Investment consultants are preparing for the onset of mandatory climate risk reporting at large UK pension schemes in October, with industry names including Aon, Mercer, and Willis Towers Watson publishing a new guide for trustees to assess the climate competency of their consultants.