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New research finds a majority of institutional investors believe Nasdaq Next Generation 100 Index will outperform the Nasdaq-100

New research finds a majority of institutional investors believe Nasdaq Next Generation 100 Index will outperform the Nasdaq-100

New research commissioned by Invesco has found a majority (58 per cent) of European institutional investors believe the Nasdaq Next Generation 100 Index will outperform the Nasdaq-100 over the next three years. Of this, more than a quarter (29 per cent) think this is very likely. The Nasdaq Next Generation index, launched in August last year, offers targeted exposure to the eligible 101st to 200th largest securities listed on the Nasdaq stock market. 

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Covid, Cyber, Compliance and ESG top risk concerns for financial services sector, says new Allianz report

Covid, Cyber, Compliance and ESG top risk concerns for financial services sector, says new Allianz report

Financial institutions and their directors have to navigate a rapidly changing world, marked by new and emerging risks driven by cyber exposures based on the sector’s reliance on technology, a growing burden of compliance, and the turbulence of Covid-19, according to a new report Financial Services Risk Trends: An Insurer’s Perspective from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). 

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The World Federation of Exchanges and United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative publish joint paper

The World Federation of Exchanges and United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative publish joint paper

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative is launching new guidance for derivatives exchanges, prepared in collaboration with the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the global industry group for exchanges. The joint report provides guidance on ‘How Derivatives Exchanges can Promote Sustainable Development – An Action Menu’. 

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FCA data breach reports down 30 per cent despite UK cyber incidents increasing by 56 per cent

FCA data breach reports down 30 per cent despite UK cyber incidents increasing by 56 per cent

Kroll, a provider of services and digital products related to governance, risk and transparency, has revealed the number of data breaches reported to the FCA fell by 30 per cent between 2019-2020. This is a direct contradiction to Kroll’s own data which, looking at all industries, showed a 56 per cent average rise in incidents over the same timeframe, with the financial services industry being slightly above that average. 

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Green bonds are most popular sustainable fixed income investment among institutional investors, says NN IP

Green bonds are most popular sustainable fixed income investment among institutional investors, says NN IP

Sustainability as an investment theme looks set to be a permanent feature of the asset management landscape. One sustainable asset class that is gaining increasing prominence is ‘green bonds’, or bonds in which the proceeds must be spent on projects that support the environment. But how keen are investors to “greenify” their portfolios?