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Data quality key issue to deployment of AI, ML and RPA projects in capital markets

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 08:57

Broadridge Financial Solutions has released the results of a survey into the progress and challenges associated with artificial intelligence (AI), which includes machine learning (ML) and robotics process automation (RPA), across the capital markets industry. »

Morgan Stanley’s ESG survey finds majority wants to include ESG

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 12:15

The Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing and Morgan Stanley Investment Management have published an ESG survey which has gathered insights about trends, motivations, challenges and implementation approaches in sustainable investing by polling a range of asset owners, 60 per cent of which had total assets over USD10 billion. »

Hani Kablawi, BNY Mellon

Infrastructure investment boost expected from pension and sovereign funds, says BNY Mellon survey

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 09:15

Up to 70 per cent of global public sector investors plan to increase their infrastructure investments over the next 12-24 months, according to a new survey from BNY Mellon and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF). »

Andrew Clare, Cass

Investment Trust managers outperform managers of unit trusts

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 09:46

New research from Cass Business School has made the first direct comparison between the performance of Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts – making the first ‘apples to apples’ comparison of their alpha generating record. »

Mark O'Hare, Preqin

European alternatives industry approaches EUR1.50tn in AUM

Wed, 13/06/2018 - 08:23

Total assets under management for the alternative assets industry in Europe reached a record EUR1.48 trillion as of September 2017, according to a new report from Amundi and Preqin. »

Jeremy Davies, RSRCHXchange

MiFID II is driving global standards for research unbundling, says RSRCHXchange

Tue, 12/06/2018 - 09:32

Research unbundling is going global following its introduction in Europe in January as part of MiFID II, according to a new survey conducted by RSRCHXchange. »

Nigel Brahams, Collyer Bristow

ICOs to account for 10 per cent of UK firms’ capital raising by 2023

Mon, 11/06/2018 - 10:27

Cryptocurrency initial coin offerings (ICOs) will become a significant fundraising route for companies seeking growth capital in the next five years, coming to represent over 10 per cent of all capital raised in the UK, according to results of a new survey by the law firm Collyer Bristow. »

Simon Wilson-Taylor, NEX

Automation is top priority for traders

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 14:59

Seventy one per cent of buy-side heads of trading and FX regard automation as their biggest priority, followed by 49 per cent who cite finding alternative methods to source liquidity as their prime concern. »

Mark Pumfrey, Liquidnet

Large-in-scale dark volumes increase as buy-side firms focus on delivering best execution post-MiFID II

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 10:53

The vast majority (88 per cent) of buy-side traders see see the shift to block trading in the dark as a positive outcome of MiFID II, according to a new report from Liquidnet on the ability of traders to source liquidity in the European markets. »

Amit Bouri, GIIN

Annual GIIN survey reveals dynamic and diverse impact investing market

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:30

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) has published the eighth edition of its Annual Impact Investor Survey, which reveals that the impact investing industry is growing steadily. »

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