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Andrew Gray, DTCC

DTCC white paper sets out framework for assessing fintech impact on financial stability

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 10:54

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, has unveiled a new framework of nine key factors to assess when considering its impact on financial stability. »

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Alternative investment firms ramp up recruitment

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 08:06

Hiring of fundraising and distribution professionals by alternative asset management firms reached an all-time high of 336 total moves in the third quarter, according to data tracked by Context Jensen Partners. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Women represent 19 per cent of alternative assets employees

Thu, 12/10/2017 - 09:13

Preqin’s latest overview of women in alternative assets finds that just under one in five employees at fund management firms is female. This rate varies widely by role, and consistently declines according to seniority. »

Mash Patel, Kurtosys

Almost two-thirds of asset managers see content marketing as most effective tool in coming year

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 09:56

Almost two-thirds (63 per cent) of asset managers regard content marketing as their most effective marketing tool with 65 per cent planning to increase their investment in the content marketing space in the coming year. »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

ACC sees credit market reaching USD1tn mark by 2020

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 10:50

The size of the global private credit market is on course to break the USD1 trillion mark by 2020, according to research by the Alternative Credit Council (ACC), the private credit affiliate of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).  »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Investors struggle to source attractive hedge funds, says Preqin

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 08:16

Hedge fund investors are reporting increasing difficulty in finding attractive funds in which to invest, according to a survey by Preqin. »

Martin Scheck, ICMA

ICMA and ERCC release results of Asia-Pacific repo market survey

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 09:31

ICMA’s European Repo and Collateral Council (ERCC) and ASIFMA’s Secured Funding Markets Committee have released the results of a pilot survey of the Asia-Pacific repo market. »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

AIMA research shows portfolios that include managed futures funds perform better and reduce risk

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 15:33

Portfolios that include managed futures funds perform better and reduce more risk than those without them, according to research published by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). »

Steve Haworth, TeleWare

More than half of financial executives are still not confident about MiFID II

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 13:42

Research from TeleWare reveals that just 42 per cent of senior decision makers are confident in their firm’s knowledge of MiFID II requirements. Although only 99 days away, worryingly more than half (54 per cent) believe more education is needed on details of the European directive. »

Jeremy Leach, MPG

Maltese financial Services sector expecting strong growth, says survey

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 17:00

A survey of professionals working in Malta’s financial services industry carried out by Managing Partners Group (MPG), reveals that the clear majority expect the sector to enjoy strong growth over the next five years. »

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