Odi Lahav, M J Hudson Allenbridge

Risk premia (ARP) funds may have reached USD200bn in AUM, says MJ Hudson research

Mon, 18/02/2019 - 10:44

The MJ Hudson Allenbridge Alternative Risk Premia Fund Review 2019 estimates that there are now from USD150 billion to USD200 billion of assets in global alternative risk premia funds following a long/short, multi-strategy approach. This estimate excludes strategy offerings by investment banks. »

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Half of institutional investors to increase their exposure to the energy transition, says new study

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 10:12

By 2021, almost half (49 per cent) of institutional investors expect to increase their exposure to assets supporting and participating in the energy transition, according a new study by Aquila Capital. »

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Pension schemes plan to convert GMPs into other benefits

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 10:32

Seventy eight per cent of pension Trustees and Sponsors expect to convert Guaranteed Minimum Pensions (GMP) into other benefits when implementing equalisation, according to new research from Willis Towers Watson. »

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Institutional investors to almost double allocations to renewable energy assets, says survey

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 09:02

Institutional investors plan to almost double portfolio allocations to renewable energy over the next five years. An estimated USD210 billion from investors surveyed for a new report by Octopus is expected to flow into the asset class over the period. »

Edward Glyn, Calastone

Fund flows turn positive in January but underlying trend is weak, says Calastone

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 10:57

Fund inflows recovered in January, after December saw the worst reading in two years, according to the latest Fund Flow Index (FFI) from funds transactions network Calastone. But there is little evidence that the more positive figures represent a sea change in investor sentiment. »

Roger Urwin, Willis Towers Watson

Global DC pension assets exceed DB assets for the first time

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 10:46

Global institutional pension fund assets in the 22 major markets (the P22) fell to USD40.1 trillion at year end 2018, according to the latest figures in the Thinking Ahead Institute’s Global Pension Assets Study. This represents a decrease of 3.3 per cent in the 12-month period. »

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Global equity strategies see most new interest at start of 2019, says eVestment

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 10:43

Investors and consultants globally have increased their focus on global equity strategies more so than on any other segment to start 2019, according to the January 2019 eVestment Institutional Insights report. »

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MiFID II ratchets up pressure on investor relations teams as investors go direct

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 10:37

Regulatory change has put the investor relations teams of UK companies’ under increasing pressure as demands from investors soar, according to the latest research from Orient Capital, the investor relations specialist and part of Link Group. »

Octavio Marenzi, Opimas

Opimas predicts big increase in use of ‘web scraped’ data by investment firms

Thu, 07/02/2019 - 09:36

Investment firms – hedge funds, sell-side research groups, traders, and asset managers generally – are increasingly relying on the web (via the process of web scraping) as a source of investment data, a trend that is set to increase rapidly in coming years, according to a new report from Opimas. »

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Global algorithmic trading market to surpass USD21.69bn by 2026

Wed, 06/02/2019 - 10:49

Global algorithmic trading market was valued at USD9.30 billion in 2017, and is projected to exhibit CAGR of 10.1 per cent over the forecast period (2018-2026), according to data released by Coherent Market Insights. »

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