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.