Crypto-to-crypto exchange trading volume up 70 per cent in March

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 10:24

March saw a 70 per cent increase in volume from crypto to crypto exchanges compared to February, while those that offer fiat pairs decreased 8 per cent, according to the latest Monthly Exchange Review from CryptoCompare. »

Ned McGuire, Wilshire Consulting

Wilshire Consulting reports 72.2 per cent funding ratio for state-sponsored defined benefit retirement systems

Tue, 16/04/2019 - 10:33

The funding ratio of state pension plans rose 1.7 percentage points to 72.2 per cent in fiscal year 2018, according to Wilshire Consulting, the institutional investment advisory and outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) business unit of Wilshire Associates Incorporated (Wilshire). »

Jean-Baptiste Berthon, Lyxor

Difficult market environment in 2018 highlights importance of active/passive fund choice

Mon, 15/04/2019 - 14:03

2018 was a very difficult year for active managers – one of their worst in over a decade – according to new research published by Lyxor Asset Management (Lyxor), which compared the performance of active funds domiciled in Europe with that of their benchmarks. »

Gary Brackenridge, Linedata

Linedata survey finds asset managers seek data ‘quick wins’ as performance fears persist

Mon, 15/04/2019 - 10:19

The results of Linedata’s ninth Global Asset Management Survey reveal a desire among asset managers to capitalise on quick wins from data analytics and digitialisation to protect investment and operational performance against the potential for further market dislocation. »

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Municipal CUSIP request volume climbs for third straight month

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 09:45

CUSIP Global Services (CGS) today announced the release of its CUSIP Issuance Trends Report for March 2019. The report, which tracks the issuance of new security identifiers as an early indicator of debt and capital markets activity over the next quarter, found a noteworthy increase in requests for new municipal debt identifiers, while requests for corporate identifiers declined in March.   »

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New Wilshire report reveals key trends in active management in 2018

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 09:38

US small cap stocks significantly underperformed large cap stocks by -6.2 per cent in 2018, generally hampering strategies that incorporate more of an equal weighting of securities versus their capitalisation-weighted indexes, according to Wilshire Consulting’s 2018 Active Management Review. »

Edward Glyn, Calastone

Brexit drives GBP62 billion offshore as UK fund investors flee to Dublin and Luxembourg, says Calastone

Wed, 10/04/2019 - 10:29

UK investors have moved a net GBP62 billion of their fund investments outside the UK since the Brexit referendum in June 2016, according to the latest Fund Flow Index (FFI) from global funds transaction network Calastone. »


New report delivers wake-up call for active management industry

Tue, 09/04/2019 - 12:23

The active management industry must work harder in a number of critical areas to convince investors of its value proposition, according to a new report released by Allianz Global Investors. »

Ned McGuire, Wilshire Consulting

Aggregate funded ratio for US corporate pension plans down 2 per cent in March, says Wilshire

Wed, 03/04/2019 - 10:18

The aggregate funded ratio for US corporate pension plans decreased by 2.0 percentage points to end the month of March at 86.7 per cent, according to Wilshire Consulting.  »

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New funding rules could increase DB pension deficits by GBP100bn

Fri, 29/03/2019 - 09:33

The new pensions funding code could add a further GBP100 billion to UK pension deficits and result in a doubling of pension contributions for a typical employer, according to new analysis from KPMG. »


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