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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.

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.