A growing number of investors require hedge funds to build environmental, social and governance (ESG) elements into their investment processes – with traditional risk-return metrics being overhauled to include ESG factors, a wide-ranging industry study has found.
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The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has launched the “InsightCommodity” platform giving users the possibility to establish a comprehensive overview of available data products, services and providers around the energy and commodity markets of EEX Group.
Ardian and Tikehau maintain selectivity discipline as Europe’s private debt market continues to grow
According to a recent Deloitte report, the global private debt market could reach USD1.4 trillion by 2023, thus making it the third largest alternative asset class (after hedge funds and private equity). This is an asset class that has really come of age over the last decade, as private debt managers stepped in on the back of the ’08 global crash to address some of the liquidity squeeze. And Europe in particular has substantially benefited, allowing leading players such as Tikehau Capital and Ardian to build substantial platform businesses to service the European middle-market.
The Big Apple is the world’s foremost financial hub, beating London into second place for the second year running, according to a new report from Duff & Phelps.
Percentage of female Partners at private equity firms and hedge funds remains unchanged in the last year
The percentage of female partners of private equity firms and hedge funds and other financial services partnerships has stuck at just 14 per cent for the third year in a row, says employment and partnership law specialists Fox & Partners.
The majority of asset managers dragged into new uncleared margin requirements over the next two years could avoid tying up capital altogether, but still play by the rules, according to recent research from OpenGamma.
Hedge fund and private equity investors to focus 2020 due diligence efforts on alternative data compliance, says Corgentum survey
Hedge fund and private equity investors to focus 2020 due diligence efforts on alternative data compliance, says Corgentum survey.
Two-thirds (66 per cent) of alternative investment professionals have a good understanding of the benefits of fund finance but cite negative perceptions among LPs as the biggest challenge to its wider adoption, according to a new survey commissioned by Intertrust, a specialist in providing tech-enabled fund and corporate solutions.
Political instability will be the main risk for investments in Spain during 2020, according to the fourth edition of the survey "Spain as an Investment Opportunity" published today by Kreab, a communication and public affairs consultancy firm founded in Sweden in 1970.
“Client services could be a key focal point going forward for how fund managers might stand out from the crowd and remain relevant,” says Ross Ellis (pictured), Vice President and Managing Director of the Knowledge Partnership in the Investment Manager Services division at SEI, when discussing the third of five trends in SEI’s latest white paper, Evolution in Asset Management.