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Investing in emerging equities: beyond China

Investing in emerging equities: beyond China

Views on the current health of the Chinese economy differ widely, but it’s hard not to be impressed by the progress the country has made in the last 20 years. Gross domestic product (GDP) per capita has risen more than ten-fold to around US$8,000 over this period, with much of this growth occurring in the […]

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SharingAlpha publishes top rated funds by category

Belgravia, Fundsmith and Acatis are nestled among the names of larger asset managers in SharingAlpha’s latest user-generated list of top ranked fund by category recently published. Alongside existing lists ranking most popular funds, highly rated funds and highly rated providers, the data set is built on the preferences expressed by users of the SharingAlpha platform: […]

French regulator identifies fees disparities in fund offering

French financial market regulator AMF has conducted research on the fees of 8,038 funds registered for distribution in France as of 31 December 2015, forming around 80% of all funds available to French investors at the end of 2015. One third of the funds studied were domiciled in France (2,638 funds) and the remaining two-thirds […]

Passive share rises in CAC 40 holdings – Euronext

European stock exchange operator Euronext has released a study on the identity of the shareholders of Paris exchange main index CAC 40, that gathers 40 of the largest French listed companies. The research looks at shareholders of CAC 40 index companies between year-end 2012 and year-end 2016, for a total worth of €1.35trn as of end […]

Outlook for Japanese equities in 2018

The feel-good factor is back in Japan, but it may not be a one size fits all approach for corporates. The Japanese stock market had a strong run in 2017, with the TOPIX rising 24% in USD terms[1]. Prime minister Abe’s comfortable re-election in October raised expectations of continued fiscal and monetary stimulus, while improvements […]

French adviser reviews multi-factor based alt-Ucits funds

Vincent Batailler, founder and managing partner of Paris-based advisory firm Iodda Advisors, has looked into multi-factor based investment strategies and their proliferation in recent years. Pointing that three years ago, only around 20 alt-Ucits funds were running a multi-factor based approach with assets under management of €10bn in the firm’s research database of about 500 […]

Moody’s sees Mifid II driving consolidation

Consolidation of the European asset management industry is likely to accelerate because of the effects of Mifid II on the industry, according to a new credit rating note published by Moody’s Investor Service. Having performed a sector review, the rating agency has concluded that the new regulatory regime is “credit negative” for the industry as […]

GIIN report highlights post-exit investment requirements

The responsibilities of impact investors does not end with the exit of any particular investment, according to a new report published by the Global Impact Investing Network, GIIN. Lasting Impact: The Need for Responsible Exits highlights different approaches taken by investors to “select, manage and ultimately exit their investments responsibly,” the report’s introduction notes. Example […]

Investors expect slump by 2019

Seven out of ten institutional investors anticipate a global stock market crash of at least 10% within the next 18 months and almost half of respondents believe that a crash could happen within a year, according to a recent survey commissioned by Managing Partners Group. Almost a third of respondents predict stock markets could crash […]

Smart Beta ETFs/ETPs gather $69bn in Jan-Nov period, says ETFGI

ETFGI, the research and consultancy firm specialised in exchange traded funds and products, has reported that Smart Beta ETFs/ETPs gathered some $69bn (€58bn) in net new assets over the first 11 months of 2017. This represented a 30% growth in related assets, and the biggest annual increase since 2009 when markets recovered after the 2008 […]

Compliance automation still lags – survey

Despite significantly increasing regulatory burdens hitting the asset management industry in recent years, a survey by Aite Group and Cordium has found that there is a significant lag in the intent to implement so-called ‘regtech’ versus how much has actually been put in place and is being used daily. The firms surveyed some 120 capital […]

ESG capabilities being built out ahead of expected demand increase – Cerulli

Research from Cerulli Associates, suggests that asset managers in the US are expanding their capabilities in environmental, social and governance areas ahead of expected growth in demand from investors to access such capabilities. The findings are contained in the latest issue of The Cerulli Edge – U.S. Edition, which suggests that US investors are moving away […]

Natixis: Active asset managers to benefit from volatility

Active asset managers are set to benefit from the current environment of asset price bubble and growing instability, according to three quarter of respondents of a recent survey conducted by Natixis Asset Management. The survey, conducted among 500 institutional investors revealed that respondents were cautious of inflows into passive funds, which according to 59% of […]

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