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Michael Leibrock, DTCC

Geopolitical risk hits record high in new DTCC survey

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:44

Geopolitical uncertainties in Asia, as well as prolonged uncertainties associated with Brexit negotiations, have positioned geopolitical risk as a top risk to watch in 2018, according to a new survey published by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). »

Margaret Frost, Allianz GI

Investors see alternative assets as an important diversification tool in uncertain markets, says AllianzGI RiskMonitor Survey

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 16:49

Institutional investors are increasingly turning to alternative assets to diversify portfolios as they navigate an environment characterised by low yields, geopolitical concerns and a growing set of investment risks, finds Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active investment managers, in its annual RiskMonitor survey. »

Michael Serota, EY

Hedge fund managers embrace innovation amid industry challenges and increased competition

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 14:10

The majority of hedge fund managers (57 per cent) are innovating to improve their operational efficiency in response to market disruptions, and to avoid falling behind the industry. »

Odi Lahav, M J Hudson Allenbridge

Assets in systematic strategies have doubled in the last three years, says survey

Mon, 04/12/2017 - 11:10

The second edition of the MJ Hudson Allenbridge Systematic Factor Market Review estimates that there are now USD1trillion of assets invested in systematic factor (smart beta) strategies. »

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European structured securities market reports turnover growth in leverage products

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 09:12

Exchange turnover in structured investment and leverage products on Europe’s financial markets stood at EUR27.6 billion at the end of September 2017. This represents a significant 6.0 per cent increase year on year. »

Peter Salvage, BNY Mellon

Greater demand for alt investments drives AUM to new record level

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 09:28

Alternative assets under management reached a record USD7.7 trillion in 2017, according to a new survey by BNY Mellon, and look set to increase further with over half of respondents expecting allocations to alternatives to increase in the next 12 months, up from 39 per cent in 2016. »

Brendan Lake, PPB Capital

RIAs allocating more to alternative assets in 2018, says survey

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 18:21

A survey of RIAs with assets under management of USD500 million or more by alternative investment solutions provider PPB Capital Partners has found that holdings of alternative investments in client portfolios are likely to increase over the next 12 months. »

SIX survey finds traders are concerned with growth of passive investing

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 13:53

Key findings from Swiss exchange SIX’s survey of Traders include the fact that 88 per cent of traders have seen a shift from active towards passive investing and 72 per cent expect the level of passive investing to rise further next year. »

Sameer Shalaby, HazelTree

Institutional investors drive treasury operations excellence, says Hazeltree

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 10:53

Treasury operations due diligence is expanding well beyond the historical focus on cash controls, and now includes a more evolved and optimised manager’s treasury function. This is not only essential to minimising counterparty risk, but also key to reducing costs and adding incremental yield. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Alternative investment LPs want more transparency and co-investment opportunities

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 10:18

Last month, Hedgeweek, in partnership with Intralinks, hosted a breakfast briefing in London to present the findings of a global LP survey that sought to determine investor sentiment towards GPs.  »

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