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Fund manager sector M&A to increase post-Brexit, says new research

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 09:07

More than one- third of survey respondents (34 per cent) believe there will be an increase in merger and acquisition activity within the fund management sector, driven by European fund managers looking to acquire UK-based firms to give them a presence in the local market post Brexit. »

Hugues Gillibert, Fitz Partners

Quant funds are 27 per cent cheaper to manage, says Fitz Partners

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 10:26

Fitz Partners Fund Charges databases will now include new criteria intended to allow an even more precise fee benchmarking of funds falling in between active and passive management. »

Marlin Naidoo, Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank’s Capital Introduction Survey confirms alternative UCITS strategies are standing the test of time

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 15:15

Deutsche Bank has published its biennial Alternative UCITS Survey, with its findings suggesting that the alternative UCITS market is set for further growth.  »

Lorna Smith, BVI Finance

BVI named top offshore jurisdiction for eigth consecutive year in 2020 report

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 08:20

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has been categorised as the top offshore jurisdiction in the world for the eighth consecutive year, according to the 2018 edition of the Vistra 2020 Report. »

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Almost half of institutional investors see emerging technology as key to growth, says State Street

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:54

Nearly half of institutional investors (48 per cent) see emerging technology as a top enabler of growth over the next five years, according to a new study carried out by State Street. »

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New DTCC risk survey reveals growing concerns over systemic implications of Brexit

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:46

The slower than expected negotiating progress between the United Kingdom and the European Union and the ongoing uncertainty of the outcome has positioned Brexit as a top systemic risk concern for 2019, although cybersecurity and other geopolitical risks around the globe continue to dominate the risk landscape, according to a new survey published by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). »

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Institutional investors could be overlooking the climate change risk of ‘cleaner’ industries

Tue, 11/12/2018 - 08:37

Institutional investors could be at risk of not fully assessing the climate change risk of companies in supposed ‘cleaner’ industries, according to research by MSCI Inc. »

Jude Scott, Cayman Finance

Cayman Islands records highest number of registered companies ever

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 10:14

The Cayman Islands continues to be a desirable location to do business, with the number of Grand Cayman-registered companies reaching an all-time high. According to recent statistics released by the Cayman Islands General Registry, 106,291 companies were active on the registry as of September 30 2018. This number has grown steadily since the end of 2017. »

Michael Metcalfe, State Street

State Street quarterly Brexometer Index reveals latest investor sentiment towards Brexit

Fri, 07/12/2018 - 08:56

The number of investors intending to increase their holdings of UK assets has fallen to 15 per cent for Q4 from a record high of 21 per cent in the previous quarter, according to State Street Corporation’s latest Brexometer Index.   »

Richard Johnson, Greenwich Associates

Outsourced trading gaining popularity with US institutional asset managers and hedge fund managers, says new report

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 10:19

A new report by Greenwich Associates has found high levels of satisfaction among US institutional asset management and hedge fund professionals currently employing outsourced trading services, with 71 per cent of survey respondents describing themselves as “extremely satisfied” with their providers. »

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