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Andy Nybo, TABB Group

Growth in US listed options hinges on sustained market volatility, says TABB

Fri, 24/02/2017 - 09:02

Total volume in the US options market reached 4.06 billion contracts in 2016, a 1.9 per cent decline from 2015.  »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge fund investors seeking to reduce their exposure, says Preqin

Fri, 24/02/2017 - 08:47

The hedge fund industry may witness further investor redemptions in 2017 with twice as many investors intending to reduce rather than increase their exposure to hedge funds through the year. »

Lou Maiuri, State Street

The ‘three Is of data’ financial firms need to address

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 12:34

State Street Corporation has identified three elements leaders in financial services will need in order to excel in the new digital era, which it calls the “three Is of data” – integration, integrity and intelligence. »

Andrew Moylan, Preqin

Investors diversify alternative assets exposure

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 08:40

Institutional investors are looking for exposure to an ever-widening range of alternative asset classes, with half now holding allocations to three or more, according to Preqin’s H1 2017 Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets. »

Valerie Bogard, TABB

Alpha capture to gain momentum, says TABB Group

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 08:46

As alpha capture has become an accepted and essential practice at top tier European banks, it is also evolving in how it operates within the larger compliance and surveillance framework. »

Gottfried de Vidts, ICMA

Latest ICMA survey sets baseline size of European repo market at EUR5,656bn

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 14:12

A survey by The European Repo and Collateral Council of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) calculating the amount of repo business outstanding on 7 December 2016 from the returns of 65 offices of 62 financial groups, sets the baseline figure for market size at EUR5,656 billion. »

Luke Davis, IW Capital

Nearly three quarters of UK investors lack faith in Theresa May

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 10:34

Nearly half of UK investors are positive about Brexit, although two fifths are fearful of Trump and 73 per cent lack faith in Prime Minister Theresa May, according to research carried out by IW Capital. »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

People, infrastructure and investor relationships are key to hedge fund success, says survey

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 09:45

Three key characteristics are essential for firms seeking success in the hedge fund industry – investing in people, sound business infrastructure and a focus on relationships with their investors, according to a survey of senior individuals in the hedge fund industry. »

Robert Schach, Debtwire

European restructurings predicted to hit next peak in 2017

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 14:09

The volume of European restructurings is expected to hit its next peak in 2017, according to a survey by Debtwire in conjunction with independent investment bank Greenhill and law firm Orrick. »

Weather risk accounts for USD56bn in untapped wind asset values worldwide, says GCube

Weather risk accounts for USD56bn in untapped wind asset values worldwide, says GCube

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 10:55

Failure to efficiently transfer weather risk has left wind energy stakeholders across the globe with untapped asset values totalling an estimated USD56 billion, according to renewable energy underwriter GCube Underwriting Ltd. »

John Phinney, Convergence

Alternatives industry remained strong in 2016

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 08:26

The alternatives industry grew solidly in 2016 across all segments and factors tracked by Convergence. »

Measurement critical for a true understanding of cost of liquidity, says TABB

Measurement critical for a true understanding of cost of liquidity, says TABB

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 08:57

A report discussing trading speed, the macro infrastructure needed, how high-speed traders manage risk and profitability, and what buy-side investors can do to change this dynamic has been published by TABB Group. »

Jeremy Davies, RSRCHXchange

Asset managers reduce bank research spend ahead of MiFID II

Thu, 12/01/2017 - 08:51

There has been a distinct shift of research budgets away from the top nine investment banks, according to an analysis of the readiness of asset managers for the research unbundling rules coming into effect in January 2018. »

Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners

Smaller hedge funds will outperform in 2017, predicts Agecroft Partners

Tue, 03/01/2017 - 13:14

Smaller hedge fund managers will continue to outperform during 2017, according to Don Steinbrugge Managing partrner of Agecroft partners, who has revealed what he sees as being the top hedge fund industry trends for the coming year. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

FIS report reveals changing chemistry between funds and investors

Wed, 21/12/2016 - 10:43

Hedge funds need to strike the right balance between macro pressures and the often differing needs of its clients if they are to survive, according to a new report by FIS, a specialist in financial services technology.  »

Survey

Revealed! Why 80 per cent of investors choose hedge funds…

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 10:12

What are the top challenges facing the hedge fund industry today and in the future? Why do investors continue to invest in hedge funds, despite the negative perceptions and performance issues cited in the media? Where is the upside for hedge funds in this current climate? In a crowded marketplace, how do hedge funds differentiate themselves? »

Matt Osborne, Altegris

Advisers to increase allocations to managed futures in 2017

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 08:41

Advisers consider managed futures a critical component of client portfolios, according to an adviser survey commissioned by Altegris Advisers, a provider of alternative investments. »

Investors shifting from traditional hedge funds to other alternatives

Investors shifting from traditional hedge funds to other alternatives

Mon, 19/12/2016 - 09:43

Hedge fund managers are feeling the pressure from changing investor demands, with 48 per cent of investors globally expecting to shift their investments from traditional hedge funds to other alternative products over the next three to five years, according to an EY survey. »

John Hailer, Natixis

Institutional investors turning to active management in 2017, says Natixis

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 09:30

World political and economic events could push the level of market volatility higher in 2017, with institutional investors turning to active management and alternative assets to manage risk and boost returns as a result, according to a study by Natixis Global Asset Management. »

Kevin Kozlowski, Greenwich Associates

Buy-side expecting gloomy bonus season despite US stock market rally

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 08:27

Even as US equity markets soar, pay levels in the asset management industry are on the decline in 2016, marking the second consecutive year of reduced compensation for professionals at traditional asset management firms and the third for hedge funds. »

Tom Lehrkinder, TABB

EMEA stock-index futures volume to increase 17 per cent from 2015

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 10:20

Financial regulations are driving market participants from an over the counter (OTC) market structure to an exchange-listed environment, shaping where investors search for instruments to manage exposure. »

Jim Suglia, KPMG

Increased investor demands spur optimism for women in alternatives, says KPMG report

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 08:57

Increasing interest from investors to allocate more capital into women owned and managed funds, coupled with public support from industry leaders, is spurring optimism for women in alternative investments, according to KPMG. »

Scott E Couto, Fidelity Institutional Asset Management

Institutional investors expect increase in asset allocation changes over next two years

Thu, 01/12/2016 - 09:36

Institutional investors worldwide are expecting to make more asset allocation changes in the next one to two years than in 2012 and 2014, according to the Fidelity Global Institutional Investor Survey. »

Sven Kasper, State Street

MiFID II is top concern for asset managers, says State Street research

Mon, 21/11/2016 - 10:23

Nearly three quarters (73 per cent) of asset managers are concerned about the challenges presented by MiFID II, research by State Street Corporation shows. »

Monica Summerville, TABB

Capital markets firms upgrade to real time big data analytics, says TABB Group

Thu, 17/11/2016 - 10:01

Capital markets firms are turning to real time big data analytics for alpha generation, risk management, compliance, consumer metrics and to monetise insight, according to research from TABB Group. »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

Liquidity management top priority for fund managers and institutional investors

Wed, 16/11/2016 - 13:51

Nearly half (48 per cent) of respondents to a survey by State Street Corporation and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) say that decreased market liquidity is a secular shift that is here to stay. »

Valerie Bogard, TABB

Quant hedge funds at forefront of creating alpha from alternative data, says TABB

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 14:10

Quantitative hedge funds have been at the forefront of creating alpha from alternative data, according to a report from TABB Group – “Capturing Alternative Alpha: The Rise of Alternative Data Sets”. »

Hedge fund performance has insurers reducing exposure, says AM Best

Hedge fund performance has insurers reducing exposure, says AM Best

Wed, 09/11/2016 - 10:02

With interest rates remaining persistently low NAIC Schedule BA assets, which include alternative investment securities, have generally provided insurers with the potential for higher risk-adjusted returns to help mitigate the decline in higher portfolio book yields, according to a AM Best report. »

Amol Dhargalkar, Chatham Financial

Forex volatility leaves companies more exposed than ever, says Chatham Financial

Tue, 08/11/2016 - 09:39

Many businesses are failing to fully protect themselves against the most significant financial risks they face, according to a study from Chatham Financial. »

J Timothy Reilly, SS&C

Asset managers to boost allocations to alts, loans, equities and mutual funds, says SS&C survey

Fri, 04/11/2016 - 13:56

More than a third of asset managers plan on increasing investments in commercial loans, alternatives, derivatives, equities and mutual funds over the next 12-month period, according to a survey by SS&C Technologies. »

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