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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.

Surveys and research

Sustainable allocations to double in next five years, finds BlackRock

Sustainable allocations to double in next five years, finds BlackRock

Investors plan to double their allocations to sustainable products over the next five years, according to BlackRock’s Global Client Sustainable Investing Survey, which finds that the pandemic has accelerated investor demand. One fifth of those surveyed said that the pandemic would actually accelerate their sustainable investing allocations.

Q&A

Legendary ‘Mr China’ investor explains why global asset managers will struggle to crack Chinese market

Legendary ‘Mr China’ investor explains why global asset managers will struggle to crack Chinese market

China is seen as the jewel in the asset manager’s crown. Since restrictions on foreign ownership were relaxed for the funds industry in April, global firms including BlackRock, Fidelity International and Vanguard have applied to set up wholly-owned mutual fund units in China, hoping to tap the country’s fast-growing USD2.6 trillion retail fund market.