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Marie Owens Thomsen

Brexit: UK recession, but NO global recession

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 12:21

The vote to leave the EU is the start, not the end, of a process that could take up to a decade or more, says Marie Owens Thomsen (pictured), Chief Economist at Indosuez Wealth Management, Credit Agricole’s private banking arm. »

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Brexit: the impact on UK financial institutions

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 09:05

Financial institutions are facing a multitude of issues folowing the UK's vote to leave the EU, says law firm Eversheds, with passporting/mutual fund recognition likely to be a major concern for banks, investment managers and insuranace companies. »

David Lamb

Brexit: Talk of Sterling freefall is overblown, but uncertainty now has no end date attached to it

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 12:02

“Amid the hyperbole and today’s vertiginous fall, Sterling’s one saving grace is that the Euro is likely to be hit almost as hard by a Brexit,” says David Lamb, head of dealing at FEXCO Corporate Payments. »

Macro Thoughts: Thanks a 1.27 million

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 11:44

Keith Grindlay of Macro Thoughts comments that as if 1.27 million more UK voters voting to leave Europe than to stay wasn’t shock enough, David Cameron has proven that UK unemployment would go higher with a vote to leave, by increasing unemployment by one, announcing his resignation as Prime Minister by October.  »

TH Data Capital employs big data to predict Chinese market performance for investors

TH Data Capital employs big data to predict Chinese market performance for investors

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 07:21

TH Data Capital formally has launched an alternative to the traditional financial research model, using big data expertise and a deep understanding of financial markets to provide advanced predictions of business performance in China.  »

Event driven hedge funds out in front in May

Event driven hedge funds out in front in May

Wed, 22/06/2016 - 16:43

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.84 in May, with six out of 10 Lyxor indices ending the month with a positive performance. The more directional strategies had the best returns. »

Morrongiello steps down as CEO of ALTIN

Morrongiello steps down as CEO of ALTIN

Wed, 22/06/2016 - 09:08

Tony Morrongiello will be stepping down from his role as CEO fund of hedge funds ALTIN, with Claudia Habermacher named as his replacement after shareholders accepted a raft of proposals from by Alpine Select AG and Absolute Invest AGplacement.  »

Michael Markov

MPI cautions institutional investors over rush to exit hedge fund investments

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 15:59

Institutional investors should undertake a quantitative analysis of their hedge fund investments’ long-term contribution to overall portfolio efficiency, rather than basing their asset allocation strategies on a short-term comparison with equity benchmarks.  »

Event driven paper finds investors disenchanted

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 09:32

A new study from Barclays Prime Services examines the effect of poor performance in the event driven hedge fund strategy on institutional investor demand and reveals that, in recent years, those strategies have been some of the most consistently in demand among investors. »

Crisis looms for European assets if Britain leaves the EU

Crisis looms for European assets if Britain leaves the EU

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 15:27

The value of European assets could be severely impacted should Britain take the decision to leave the European Union (EU) according to a survey of almost 1,500 global dealmakers involved in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). »

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