Industry veterans Jeffrey Hamilton and Robert Mara have joined BTIG's Boston office as Managing Directors.
New data from by Buy Shares indicates that 14 selected major global banks cumulatively lost USD635.33 billion in market capitalisation between December 2019 and August 2020, largely the main as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
August 2020 featured a low volatility environment compared to previous years, as sentiment around the macro backdrop and the Covid-19 recovery improved, and the ongoing growth in central bank balance sheets proved a boon for risky assets. But with economic data having little impact on prices and a larger share of the market owned by domestic commercial banks, are developed government bond markets at risk of Japanification?
Impact investors champion “Trojan Horse” investment products as market leaders focus on scaling “from billions to trillions”
Investment products such as social bonds and green energy stocks can act as a “Trojan Horse” to convince the finance industry about the benefits of using capital to make a positive impact, said experts at an impact investing event in September.
Impax Asset Management (Impax), a specialist asset manager investing in the transition to a more sustainable economy, has appointed Emma Hunt as Senior Client Director.
A decrease in the average credit quality of fixed income indices and intensifying competition for high quality assets present increasingly serious challenges for UK pension schemes, according to AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM).
Following the launch of its limited capacity real asset whiskey fund in March 2020, Wave Financial Group has received its first round of investment from clients and has bought 1,000 barrels of Kentucky bourbon whiskey from the Wilderness Trail distillery.
It is “historically improbable” that UK defined benefit pension schemes will reach the equity returns necessary to avoid carrying over funding gaps into the 2030s, according to analysis by Willis Towers Watson.
EQUITY X, an equity valuation software and alternative data provider, has joined BT Radianz Cloud.
The World Federation Of Exchanges issues Guidance Note on fair and orderly markets as new Covid-19 wave looms
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), a global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, has issued a Guidance Note, aimed at policy questions arising from any resurgence of market volatility.