Investors want more access to less common sources of information, such as private company and real-time data, but they face hurdles in doing so, finds Greenwich Associates.
Greenwich Associates has singled out four fund houses for the high level of their institutional investment service quality, as asset owners increasingly seek specialist advice.
Abhi Shroff has left his role as Asia managing director of Greenwich Associates to join US fund house Pimco as head of Southeast Asia institutional business development.
European and US investors see themselves as viable sources of corporate bond liquidity, and proposals are emerging whereby dealers could access buy-side holdings, says Greenwich Associates.
Institutional investors and fund houses in Asia are using ETFs more for multi-asset and smart-beta strategies and for replacing futures exposure, with growth tipped to accelerate.
Reduced liquidity and trading volume in Asian fixed income markets is affecting institutions’ relationships with their dealers, according to Greenwich Associates.