Eze Castle Integration survey explores investment industry tech and cybersecurity priorities

Wed, 20/03/2019 - 15:05

A new survey by Eze Castle Integration has highlighted the current technology and cybersecurity priorities for investment management firms. »

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Emerging market equities & emerging market debt finished Q4 in better shape than expected, says CAMRADATA

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 14:17

Emerging market equities (EME) suffered heavy losses during 2018, however, they finished the year more strongly in relative terms, sustaining a 7.5 per cent loss of value during Q4, compared with a 13.5 per cent slide for the S&P500 and a 13.4 per cent decline for the MSCI World. »

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Hong Kong voted top international financial centre by global corporate services industry

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 10:17

The latest report on the corporate services industry conducted by global trust, fund administration and corporate services provider Vistra, reveals that the trend towards onshore and mid-shore jurisdiction for doing business is continuing with Hong Kong the number one choice. »

Shannon Murphy, Jefferies

Next generation technologies, as well as podcasts, are re-shaping hedge fund R&D processes

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 09:07

A new State of Our Union 2019 research report by Jefferies Prime Services has found that next generation research and development processes are flourishing, as managers revisit their approach to research in order to stay current on emerging themes and tools to improve the investment process.  »

Michael Metcalfe, State Street

State Street Quarterly Brexometer Index reveals latest investor sentiment towards Brexit

Fri, 15/03/2019 - 09:14

After a slightly more muted response from investors in Q4 2018, investor appetite for holdings of UK assets has polarised during Q1 2019, with an increase in both the number of those looking to increase and decrease their exposure. »

Steven Maijoor, ESMA

ESMA report values EU alternative investment funds at EUR4.9 trillion

Fri, 08/03/2019 - 09:36

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) first statistical report on European Union (EU) Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) finds that the sector in 2017, as measured by Net Asset Value (NAV), amounted to EUR4.9 trillion, or nearly one third of the total EU fund industry. »

Andreas Pfunder, instiHub

Sub-advisory fund asset growth drivers intact despite Q4 decline, says instiHub

Thu, 07/03/2019 - 10:48

Europe’s sub-advised fund assets declined 7.6 per cent in Q4 2018, and 4 per cent for all of 2018, but the structural growth drivers remain intact and have added EUR7.6 billion net assets from new market entrants, according to new date from instiHub. »


Hedge Funds disagree on the EM rally, says Lyxor

Mon, 04/03/2019 - 15:23

Emerging markets (EM) L/S Equity strategies remain cautious regarding the sustainability of the rally in EM assets, according to the latest Weekly Brief from Lyxor’s Cross Asset Research team. »


Fast-growing liquid alts asset class still needs to prove its worth, says Morningstar study

Mon, 04/03/2019 - 10:28

Morningstar has released a new report, Cross-Border Liquid Alternative Fund Landscape 2019, showing how the landscape for this fast-growing asset class has developed and transformed in the past decade, and what challenges lay ahead for investors and fund selectors in the asset class.  »

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Financial services firms update in-house technology on a reactive basis

Thu, 28/02/2019 - 09:01

More than half (52 per cent) of senior decision-makers in financial services organisations across the US and Europe update or replace in-house solutions because they become technologically outdated. That’s according to a new in-depth study, commissioned by Asset Control. »


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