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Leon Lobo, NPL

UK financial services sector risks EUR5m MiFID II fines through lack of awareness, says NPL

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 08:01

New research from NPL, the UK’s National Measurement Institute, has shown a lack of awareness in the UK financial services sector around the new European Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) ahead of its imminent deadline, and many firms may fall short of compliance by employing inefficient means of timestamping. »

Peter Cherecwich, Northern Trust

Transparency in alternative assets requires ‘collaborative partnership’ between investors and asset managers, says Northern Trust

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 16:56

Northern Trust has released a white paper outlining key steps investment managers and investors can take to potentially achieve greater transparency in alternative investments such as hedge funds, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and natural resources. »

Carlos Hadenberg, Franklin Templeton

Emerging markets misconceptions could lead to missed investment opportunities for UK investors

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:14

Investors could be missing out on opportunities to invest in emerging markets because of their misconceptions about the asset class, a recent study by Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust (TEMIT) has revealed. »

Will Goodhart, CFA UK

EU nationals in UK investment management industry on the move post-Brexit, says CFA survey

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 10:32

Only 42 per cent of EU nationals currently working as investment management professionals in the UK plan to continue working in the country post-Brexit, according to a new survey carried out by CFA Society UK. »

Andrew Gray, DTCC

DTCC white paper sets out framework for assessing fintech impact on financial stability

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 10:54

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, has unveiled a new framework of nine key factors to assess when considering its impact on financial stability. »

Douglas Weill, Hodes and Weill

Global institutional investors’ average target allocation to real estate exceeds 10 per cent

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 08:41

Global institutional investors’ average target allocation to real estate has passed the 10 per cent threshold for the first time, according to Hodes Weill & Associates and Cornell University’s fifth annual Institutional Real Estate Allocations Monitor. »

Jessica Ground, Schroders

Institutional investors face sustainability investment hurdles

Thu, 12/10/2017 - 08:05

Investing sustainably remains a significant challenge for institutional investors globally, despite the majority recognising this approach will grow in importance over the next five years, Schroders Institutional Investor Study (SIIS) has found. »

Mash Patel, Kurtosys

Almost two-thirds of asset managers see content marketing as most effective tool in coming year

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 09:56

Almost two-thirds (63 per cent) of asset managers regard content marketing as their most effective marketing tool with 65 per cent planning to increase their investment in the content marketing space in the coming year. »

Ed Collinge, Invesco

Factor allocations increasing globally, says Invesco study

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 09:25

Factor allocations are expected to rise significantly over the next five years according to the second annual Invesco Global Factor Investing Study, with an increasing demand amongst investors for fixed income and multi-asset multi-factor strategies. »

Amanda Raad, Ropes and Gray

Investors name UK as world’s second riskiest market for compliance and regulation

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 08:59

Asset management and private equity firms view the UK as the second riskiest market to do business in after China, according to new research from global law firm Ropes & Gray.  »


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