Nov 06, 2015

TunnelThe hunt for yield has seen higher institutional bond holdings. Hugo Cox explains how this has slowed down bond trading and led to information risks when large trades do occur. But can a new breed of e-platforms help?

Nov 06, 2015

Annabel Brodie SmithInvestment companies have been in vogue this year. In 2015, to mid-October, the net amount of money raised was a record £4.7 billion (€6.4 billion), higher than every previous calendar year.

Nov 05, 2015

ProfitBrazilian bank and asset manager BTG Pactual, which has increased its European presence this year, has seen its revenues increase by 50% in the third quarter (Q3) compared to the same quarter last year.

Oct 28, 2015

Dark poolInstitutional investors looking for better trade execution and larger sizes due to incoming regulations have led to record performance of broker Liquidnet, the company says.

Oct 23, 2015

Laurent ChevallierGlobal asset management group, Gottex Fund Management, has appointed Laurent Chevallier as a senior member of its portfolio management team, based at Gottex’s Swiss subsidiary, Gottex Asset Management (Suisse).

Oct 16, 2015

European flagsEuropean equities traded close to par with the US earlier this year – unusually, as Europe should trade at a discount. Alec Harper of Axa Rosenberg believes investors bought in the hope of economic growth. He looks at what happened, and at the outlook for the asset class.

Oct 16, 2015

Old computer gameNicholas Pratt examines the development of ‘distributed ledger technology’ and the claim that it could transform clearing and settlement.

Oct 16, 2015

Walking awayWill investors be happy to give up local, sub-custody providers? Nicholas Pratt finds the arrival of centralised settlement means they may have to.

Oct 15, 2015

Global risePolitical uncertainties and economic upheaval in parts of the world are providing a challenging market backdrop for Man, the London-listed hedge fund group, says Manny Roman, the chief executive.

Oct 12, 2015

ETF tradingExchange-traded product (ETP) inflows in Europe reached a record of $61.6 billion (€54.2 billion) in the third quarter (Q3).