Structural market changes and the onset of Mifid II are driving a move to online bond trading, even in Asia.
Gold price has fallen from its one-year peak in September and will be under further pressure if the US Federal Reserve increases interest rates as expected in December.
Investment strategists are tipping emerging-market fixed income to perform well, but advise shifting into higher-quality instruments in that segment.
The private equity firm and sovereign wealth fund took advantage of strong bond markets to raise funds to pay themselves a special dividend in an Indian outsourcing company.
Hedge fund charges are now a key focus when it comes to allocation decisions as investors consolidate their portfolios. Yet they still appear optimistic about returns from this asset class.
The wealth manager is likely to add equity products and favours long/short hedge funds. It is also seeking macro managers and eyeing smart beta and risk premia strategies.
But some feel Europe’s financial services industry may become less concentrated in the UK capital as a result of Brexit, with asset managers, for instance, potentially moving businesses elsewhere.
Our final two most influential gatekeepers are the straight-talking Karen Tan of Deutsche Bank and Tang Hsiao Ching, who recently replaced Chandrima Das at Bank of Singapore.
Equities in India and China have been identified as the major growth markets for hedge fund inflows this year, a new survey shows. And global macro is set to be the key investment strategy for 2015.
As Natixis Global Asset Management expands its range of retail Ucits funds in Asia, the firm points to increased interest in alternative funds with daily liquidity. Others confirm this trend.
SSgA names intermediary chief; Schroders appoints Korea distribution head; Henderson creates Australia retail role; Deutsche hires China securities exec; and search firm Eban loses Smailes.