The Street Global Investor Confidence Index increased to 90.7 in November, up 10.6 points from October’s revised reading of 80.1.
Surveys & research
A new survey of institutional investors in Germany and the US who collectively manage EUR44.37 billion of assets, reveals 80 per cent believe the German Government has delivered a much more comprehensive package to support its economy and jobs than other major nations.
The European asset management industry is back on track for another year of growth, according to industry body The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) – with assets under management rebounding strongly after being hit by the coronavirus crisis in the first quarter of 2020.
Fund flows at the largest emerging market bond managers by assets under management (AUM) have struggled in 2020, with the coronavirus pandemic having taken a toll on higher-risk investments, according to the latest issue of The Cerulli Edge – European Monthly Product Trends.
Financial stability across the world could be under threat from climate change, with the Financial Stability Board (FSB) warning that environmental deterioration could hit asset prices, financial liquidity, and borrower creditworthiness.
Institutional investors allocated USD220.5 billion to fixed income strategies in the third quarter of 2020, with most of this going toward US bond managers, as rising coronavirus cases and the run-up to the US election kept appetites for risk low.
Russell Investments’ latest survey of fixed income managers found 50 per cent expect the global economy to revert to pre-pandemic levels by year-end 2021, while 48 per cent don’t expect it to revert before 2022.
Diversity and inclusion have become a priority for institutional investors in the UK, two thirds of which say their firms are excluding companies from their investment portfolios if they fail to meet certain thresholds.
CUSIP Global Services' (CGS) CUSIP Issuance Trends Report for October 2020 has revealed a significant surge in municipal request volume for the second straight month, while corporate volumes declined throughout the US and Canada.
World’s largest asset owners adopting ‘ESG3.0’ strategies as growth continues, says The Thinking Ahead Institute
The world’s 100 largest asset owners grew by 6 per cent last year to reach USD20.1 trillion, according to research from The Thinking Ahead Institute (TAI).