Ethical and sustainable funds continue to be among the best performers in the latest rebalance of the Crown Ratings, which have been published by global fund data and technology specialist, FE fundinfo.
Surveys & research
Almost forty per cent of UK institutional investors are optimistic about the economy as the country emerges from the pandemic, according to the latest Institutional Investor Compass Survey from MFS Investment Management.
Professional investors around the world expect stronger growth from the S&P 500 over the year ahead compared with the FTSE-100, new research from blockchain-based derivatives trading platform CloseCross shows.
98 per cent of managers are seeking to incorporate data science to optimise investment performance, says Northern Trust survey
Investment managers pressured by rising costs, increased transparency demands and the need to generate consistent performance are looking to harness the full potential of data in order to compete and position their firms for the future, according to a survey of 300 global asset management firms sponsored by Northern Trust.
A new report from S&P Global Ratings says that unlike in the corporate sector, where the pandemic led to widespread downgrades in 2020, credit ratings on Islamic (Takaful) and conventional insurers in the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) have remained broadly stable over the past 18 months, supported by relatively strong capital buffers.
Settlement failure attributed to significant problems in the middle off for the majority of institutions
A total of 60 per cent of institutions believe that settlement failures attributed to inadequacies of the middle-office are still a significant problem in their organisation, according to a new global survey conducted by Torstone Technology, a SaaS provider of post-trade securities and derivatives processing in collaboration with GreySpark Partners, a leading global capital markets consultancy.
UK dividends jumped a phenomenal 51.2 per cent to GBP25.7 billion, according to the latest UK Dividend Monitor from Link Group, beating its expectations.
SETL, a London based blockchain company, has published a whitepaper on how to “Realise the Regulated Internet of Value” based on a multi-asset approach to tokenisation.
Quality of custodial services is seen as the most ‘significant’ hurdle to institutional investors investing in cryptocurrencies
A new survey of institutional investors and wealth managers from the US, UK, France, Germany, and the UAE who collectively have USD275 billion in assets under management, reveals that 76 per cent describe the concerns about security of digital assets and custodial services as a ‘significant’ hurdle preventing many from investing in cryptoassets for the first time.
STFR inspires firms to consolidate processes for regulatory reporting regimes, say IHS Markit and Pirum
A new survey of 80+ in-scope firms by IHS Markit and Pirum shows that more than 70 percent of respondents are aiming to consolidate their diverse regulatory reporting processes under a single platform following the implementation of the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR). Fifty-four percent of surveyed firms also say they have used the SFTR implementation as a catalyst for rethinking their regulatory reporting processes for various regimes, including the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) and European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).