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Jeremy Leach, MPG

More than 70 per cent of institutional investors expecting ‘hard Brexit’

Wed, 19/04/2017 - 10:17

More than seven in 10 (73 per cent) institutional investors believe Brexit will be “hard”, including 29 per cent who believe it will be “very hard”, research by asset management group Managing Partners Group (MPG) reveals. »

Mark Hemsley, Bats

Bats Europe launches two Brexit indices

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 09:46

Bats Europe has launched the Bats Brexit 50/50 Indices, two benchmark indices designed to reflect the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union on UK companies. »

Jeremy Leach, MPG

Malta will be biggest Brexit beneficiary, says MPG

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 12:51

Malta will benefit more than any other financial centre in Europe from Brexit, according to international asset management firm Managing Partners Group (MPG). »

Paul Smith, CFA Institute

Investment professionals increasingly concerned about negative impact of geopolitical risks, says survey

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 10:08

Concern about the impact of geopolitical risk in the investment profession has grown since the UK’s decision to leave the European Union in July 2016, according to a poll of almost 1,500 investment professionals from around the world by the CFA Institute. »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

AIMA’s CEO Inglis shares thoughts on post-Brexit world

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 10:26

One of the most potentially intriguing panel discussions at this year’s Amsterdam Investor Forum could be “The fund industry in a post Brexit world”, a topic that is sure to ignite the flames of opinion. »

Clem Chambers, ADVFN

ADVFN’s Follow Feed gives investors inside track on Brexit sensitive stocks

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 13:35

ADVFN has launched a Brexit Follow Feed which delivers information on stocks, indices and currency pairs directly affected by the UK’s decision to leave the EU. »

Why a market correction might help some investment managers

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 13:50

A market correction could provide some longer-term benefits, says Nathan Flanders, managing director, Fitch Ratings… »

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JMA launches new tools to analyse Japanese economy

Mon, 02/01/2017 - 12:00

Japan Macro Advisors (JMA), whose clients include a few of the world’s largest hedge funds and global manufacturing companies, has launched "My Charts," a set of web-based analytical tools to help economists and decision makers stay on top of the Japanese economy.  »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge fund managers becoming more upbeat about Brexit, says Preqin

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 16:08

Hedge fund managers have become more upbeat about the Brexit result in the intervening five months, according to a new report published by Preqin. »

Renaud Froissart, Quaero

European stock markets more challenged as long term government bond rates climb, says Quaero

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 10:15

The valuation of European stock markets is proving less attractive than previously, notably because of higher long term government bond rates, according to Renaud Froissart, manager of the Quaero European Long Short Equity Fund. »

Hedge fund expects Venezuela to continue repaying debt in 2017

Hedge fund expects Venezuela to continue repaying debt in 2017

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 07:22

Venezuela will continue repaying its debt normally in 2017 as it has done since 2014, repaying USD32.4 billion of capital, according to hedge funds Adar Capital Partners. »

Richard Buxton, Old Mutual

Hammond is hardly top gear

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 18:24

The reaction of financial markets to the new Chancellor’s first, and last, Autumn Statement pretty much says it all – big surprises were conspicuously absent, but longer-term challenges remain, says Richard Buxton (pictured), Head of UK Equities, Old Mutual Global Investors… »

Joe Amato. Neuberger Berman

Trump victory shakes global markets

Wed, 09/11/2016 - 08:59

Asian, European and UK markets have all seen significant falls following the news that Donald Trump is to become the 45th President of the United States. »

Michael Leibrock, DTCC

Cyber risk and geopolitical threat top financial industry concerns, says DTCC survey

Tue, 08/11/2016 - 08:54

Broad geopolitical risks, including the outcome of the US presidential election and Britain’s exit from the EU, are among top risks facing the global financial system, according to a survey by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). »

Cyprus positions itself as post-Brexit partner to UK funds industry

Cyprus positions itself as post-Brexit partner to UK funds industry

Thu, 03/11/2016 - 11:22

Fund managers have gathered in London to hear from the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) about the opportunities in the country as an investment destination. »

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What next for EU economy?

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 11:56

Nancy Curtin, Chief Investment Officer at Close Brothers Asset Management, comments on the interest rate decision from the ECB… »

Paul-Georges Moucan, Quadra Capital Partners

China’s data in line with market expectations but tentative signs of momentum losing steam

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 11:50

Paul-Georges Moucan, Portfolio Manager at hedge fund Quadra Capital Partners, comments on China’s September activity data… »

Hillary Clinton

ETX Capital launches US Election News Sentiment Index

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 10:08

ETX Capital has launched the US Election News Sentiment Index, a tool that displays the quantity and tonality of media coverage towards the presidential elections. »

The White House

US Election - An ugly debate keeps Trump alive

Wed, 12/10/2016 - 11:49

Libby Cantrill, PIMCO’s head of public policy, on the latest in the race for the White House… »

Michael Stanes, Heartwood Investment Management

Sterling weakens, but it’s not all bad news

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 10:57

Michael Stanes (pictured), Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management, considers the wider implications of sterling’s depreciation downward spiral last week following the ‘hard Brexit’ discussions at the Conservative Party conference… »

James Klempster, Momentum

Global politics moving global markets

Fri, 07/10/2016 - 10:22

James Klempster (pictured), head of portfolio management at Momentum, explains how and why domestic and global politics is dominating the market agenda… »

Geraud Charpin, BlueBay Asset Management

The long and difficult wait for the bears

Fri, 07/10/2016 - 10:18

Geraud Charpin (pictured), Portfolio Manager, BlueBay Asset Management discusses how risk assets struggle to gain impetus as investors turn their attention to negative newsflow… »

Bill Lipschutz, Hathersage Capital Management

Hathersage Capital Management - Best Macro CTA

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 12:38

Hathersage Capital Management LLC is a global macro manager founded in 1991. Employing a discretionary global macro philosophy which it applies strictly to G10 currencies, the firm takes directional market views using interbank spot, forwards and options.  »

John Taylor, AB Dynamic Global Fixed Income Fund

Chance of a sizeable bond bear market is low, says AB

Wed, 28/09/2016 - 09:45

Despite global bond investors being on edge at apparent central bank impotency, the probability of a sizeable bear market is low with a possibility that fiscal policy could prove effective, according to asset manager AlllianceBernstein (AB). »

Mike Amey

MPC to be in ‘easing mode a good while to come’

Thu, 04/08/2016 - 15:50

Mike Amey (pictured), Head of Sterling Portfolios at PIMCO comments on the Bank of England’s decision to cut interest rates…  »

Global private credit market growing rapidly

Global private credit market growing rapidly

Thu, 28/07/2016 - 10:10

The global private credit market, an alternative source of financing for small and medium sized enterprises, is flourishing with institutional capital supporting increased lending in Europe in particular, according to a report by the Alternative Credit Council (ACC) and Deloitte. »

Hedge fund assets drop below USD3tn as investors withdraw USD20.7bn in June

Hedge fund assets drop below USD3tn as investors withdraw USD20.7bn in June

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 07:41

Investors redeemed a net USD20.70 billion from hedge funds in June, bringing second quarter net flows to negative USD10.68 billion and first half net flows to negative USD27.95 billion, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Industry Asset Flows Report. »

Hedge fund managers see opportunities in Europe in Q2

Hedge fund managers see opportunities in Europe in Q2

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 08:18

Economic uncertainty following the UK vote to leave the EU has created potential opportunities for hedge fund managers and, as a result, many more funds have launched focused on the region, according to Preqin’s Q2 update on the hedge fund industry. »

RSRCHXchange and Substantive Research partner to help asset managers access and procure macro investment research

RSRCHXchange and Substantive Research partner to help asset managers access and procure macro investment research

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 09:18

RSRCHXchange, the online marketplace for institutional research, has formed a strategic partnership with Substantive Research, an independent curator of daily macroeconomic investment research for asset managers and asset owners. »

Global alternative assets under management hit USD6.2tn

Global alternative assets under management hit USD6.2tn

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 10:50

Total assets managed by the top 100 alternative investment managers globally reached USD3.6 trillion in 2015, up 3 per cent on the prior year, according to research produced by Willis Towers Watson. »



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