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Research unbundling costs for MiFID II - Have your say with our reader survey…

Sun, 23/07/2017 - 10:29

Regardless of which side of the financial street you are on – buyside or sellside – trying to gain clarity on the costs of research unbundling under MiFID II is one of the biggest priorities and a key component of the planning roadmap.  »

Constantinos Antoniades, Liquidnet

Access to liquidity dominates decision-making process for fixed income firms

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 09:01

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today published the results of its Fixed Income Institutional Voice Survey, with US and European institutional traders revealing that “sourcing liquidity” is the most important factor when selecting a trading venue. »

Luba Nikulina, Willis Towers Watson

Global alternative assets under management swell to almost USD6.5 trillion

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 10:29

The world’s largest 100 alternative asset managers saw assets under management increase by 10 per cent in 2016, rising to USD4.0 trillion, according to the 2017 edition of Willis Towers Watson’s Global Alternatives Survey. »

Robert Leonard, Credit Suisse

Hurdle rates and founder’s share class structures present in over 70 per cent of institutional portfolios, says Credit Suisse hedge fund survey

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 08:45

Realignment of interests in the hedge fund space is continuing, with hurdle rates and founder’s share class structures now present in more than 70 per cent of institutional portfolios, according to Credit Suisse’s mid-year Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment Survey. »

Amit Bouri, GIIN

GIIN appoints Deloitte in advisory role for ‘Market Roadmap’ project

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:42

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) has appointed Deloitte Consulting as an advisory collaborator in its ‘Market Roadmap’ project. »

Keith Hale, Multifonds

Innovation key for asset managers as profitability crunch renders industry disruption inevitable, says new survey

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:14

In the face of costly regulation and a low margin environment, asset managers are increasingly recognising the need to overhaul the current industry model in order to stay profitable, according to a new survey by Multifonds. »

Simon Mansfield, DHR

Efforts to improve diversity at hedge funds and PE firms slowly paying off

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 19:37

Efforts to improve gender diversity at UK hedge funds and private equity firms and other investment partnerships is slowly paying off, according to executive search specialists DHR International. »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

Smaller hedge fund firms building sustainable businesses, says AIMA/GPP survey

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 17:37

Most alternative investment management firms are able to turn a profit and expand with considerably less than USD100 million in assets, according to a survey of sub-USD500 million firms by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and boutique prime broker GPP. »

Matthew Hudson, MJ Hudson

Over 75 per cent of UK fund managers frustrated by lack of Brexit consultation

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 10:20

More than three quarters (77 per cent) of UK fund managers believe that the UK Government should have consulted the asset management industry more before commencing Brexit negotiations, according to a new report from MJ Hudson.  »

Kathryn Saklatvala, bfinance

New research reveals a more supportive climate for active currency management, says bfinance

Thu, 29/06/2017 - 10:42

A more active approach to managing portfolio-wide currency risks, and in particular a greater appetite for active currency overlays, is being shown by institutional investors, driven by divergence in European and US interest rates, geopolitical unrest and greater scrutiny of costs. »

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