The lure of illiquid investments is fading for some institutions in Asia, especially those – such as insurance firms – that moved later into such assets, say industry observers.
Investors are worried about the risk of a Marine Le Pen victory in France's upcoming election. But Brexit reveals that economics often trumps politics when it comes to asset movements.
With the UK planning a hard separation from the European Union in 2019, Asian service providers in London need to start making plans.
Regional pension funds are hunting yield from complex asset classes. But elevated prices and lack of risk awareness may leave them exposed.
Valuations and uncertainties over economic profit drivers are undermining the appeal of US equities in the near term. Sluggish consumer spending and a strong dollar are adding to the bearish sentiment.
The European securities regulator's latest draft proposals over the issue of paying for broker research fail to grasp how managers make investment decisions, a forum hears.