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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.

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.