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STOXX and RiskFirst launch LDI index family

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 12:58

Index provider STOXX and defined benefit pensions specialists RiskFirst have jointly launched the iSTOXX RiskFirst LDI index family. »

Jon Willis, Calastone

Calastone study reveals increase in technologists within FTSE executive leadership teams

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 00:00

The presence of technologists in the boardrooms and on the executive teams of FTSE 100 and 250 companies is becoming increasingly common, according to a new study by funds transaction network, Calastone. »

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UHNWIs believe US recession could begin within two years

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 09:54

Three quarters (75 per cent) of ultra-high net worth investors (UHNWIs) believe the US could begin its next recession within two years, according to JP Morgan Private Bank’s Spring Investment Barometer. »

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Fixed income securities remain key focus as optimism towards emerging markets overtakes Europe

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 10:54

Fixed-income securities remain the investment of choice for institutional investors, with emerging markets offering significantly better prospects than Europe, according to the latest biennial study from Scope Group. »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

Industry leaders envision hedge fund firm of the future

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 10:28

Some of the most senior men and women in the global hedge fund industry have put forward their collective vision of the hedge fund firm of the future in a major new report published by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). »

Ron Biscardi, Context Capital

Institutional investors and family offices planning to increase allocations to alternative investments in 2018

Mon, 02/04/2018 - 11:55

Context Capital Partners’ latest Context Allocator Trends Report, which is based on a survey of more than 400 institutional investors and family offices, has revealed strong demand for alternative investment strategies, with 70 per cent of respondents planning to increase their allocations to alternatives in 2018, and 29 per cent planning to maintain their current allocations. »

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Cryptocurrencies failing to convince many investors

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 17:29

Investors in the Assetz Capital platform are yet to be convinced by cryptocurrencies, with just 16 per cent seeing them as worthwhile investments. »

Bernard Delbecque, Efama

Net sales of UCITS peaked in January supported by very strong demand for equity funds

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 18:36

Net sales of UCITS and AIF totalled EUR142 billion in January 2018, down from EUR28 billion in the previous month according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association’s (EFAMA) latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet. »

Will Goodhart, CFA UK

New CFA Institute Brexit barometer shows signs of optimism but challenges to investment returns anticipated

Wed, 21/03/2018 - 19:50

The CFA Institute’s 2018 Brexit member survey reveals some signs of optimism about the impact of a post-Brexit world on the asset management industry, but challenges for UK investment management are anticipated. »

Andrew Gray, DTCC

New white paper calls for cross-industry coordination to mitigate impact of financial system cyber attack

Wed, 21/03/2018 - 08:23

Cross-industry coordination around response and recovery mechanisms are essential to mitigating the systemic consequences of a large-scale attack on the global financial system, according to a white paper published by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm. »


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