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John Molesphini, eVestment

Survey confirms increase in GIPS compliance

Wed, 15/08/2018 - 17:20

A new survey of institutional asset managers, consultants and investors confirms compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) is on the rise, with 84 per cent of asset managers responding saying their firms are GIPS compliant. »

Larry Tabb, TABB Group

US equity options market traders face pricing, transparency, and cost of execution issues, says TABB

Tue, 14/08/2018 - 09:03

According to new research from TABB Group, “Equity Options: Transparency and Simplicity are Clearly Not the Same,” with no dark pools, hidden trades, internalisation schemes, and each execution hitting the tape being posted on a licensed and regulated exchange, trading in US equity options has propelled volume to more than 15 million contracts a day in May 2018 alone, as retail customers and firms continue to enter the space. »

Chris Redmond, Willis Towers Watson

Institutional investors struggling to find value in crowded private debt market

Mon, 13/08/2018 - 09:51

It has become more challenging for institutional asset owners to find compelling opportunities in private debt, according to new research from Willis Towers Watson which examines the key principles that investors should follow in order to invest most effectively in the sector. »

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CUSIP request volume ebbs in July

Thu, 09/08/2018 - 12:59

CUSIP identifier requests for the broad category of US and Canadian corporate offerings, which includes both equity and debt, totalled 4,197 in July, down 16.6 per cent from June, according to CUSIP Global Services’ (CGS) latest CUSIP Issuance Trends Report. »

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Europe ex-UK and Japan eVestment users show interest in fixed-income in July

Thu, 09/08/2018 - 08:31

In a month where equity products dominated the top viewed strategies globally and in many regions of the world, investors and consultants in Europe ex-UK and Japan had a bigger taste for fixed-income strategies than their peers in July, according to the latest eVestment Advantage Viewership Report covering the past month. »

Dayle Scher, TABB Group

MiFID II regulation and asset flows into passive vehicles are major 2018 concerns for US buy-side equity traders

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 08:52

The US investment management industry this year is riding a continuing wave of strong equity market performance, but the buy-side know they can’t be complacent with the tightening vice of MiFID II regulation in Europe and the rising flow of assets into passive vehicle. »

Abhilash Mudaliar, GIIN

New report reveals growing Southeast Asia impact investing market

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 09:20

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), in partnership with Intellecap Advisory Services, has published The Landscape of Impact Investing in Southeast Asia, the first-ever detailed analysis of impact investing activity across Southeast Asia. »

Liz Nolan, State Street

Cross-border strategies gaining traction in light of Brexit, says State Street

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 10:39

More than half (54 per cent) of asset managers are reshaping their distribution strategy and expect to increase their staffing levels in new locations in response to Brexit within the next five years, according to a new survey by State Street. »

Val Wotton, DTCC

New paper predicts five times more reports than trades under SFTR

Wed, 25/07/2018 - 09:56

A paper on the impact of the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) reveals that transaction reporting for securities financing trades may create five times as many reports as trades when the regulation takes effect, which is expected in early 2020. »

Oliver Jaegemann, AMX

Cost efficiency is one of greatest concerns for pensions decision makers

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 09:55

More than four out of five pensions decision makers worry about cost efficiency, according to new research from AMX, an open architecture marketplace for the buying and selling of asset management services. »

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