White papers

Citi | Nov 7, 2014

The ‘rise of liquid alternatives’ is taking place in both the US and the European retail markets, and has garnered a vast amount of attention by industry participants today. These vehicles have doubled in assets in just a three year period, and currently total 1/3 of a trillion dollars.

Discover more with the white paper written by Citi’s Business Advisory Services Team that provides commentary on the current status of liquid alternatives.

Aberdeen | Jul 28, 2014

Frontier market debt is often associated with relatively higher return prospects compared to the wider bond universe.

In this white paper Aberdeen outlines why frontier market bonds are so attractive.

Pioneer Investments | Jul 9, 2014

Despite periods of volatility, Emerging Markets have shown resilience to turbulence and should continue to offer selective investors a real opportunity.

Lyxor | Apr 21, 2014

Logic might suggest that all ETFs replicating the same market index are themselves the same. And yet, you do not have to be an experienced ETF investor to know that this is clearly a misconception. In practice, performance can vary. It is necessary to know which objective criteria to use when selecting an ETF.

Matheson | Feb 5, 2014

For global asset managers, choosing the right fund domicile is a key strategic decision. Whether seeking to establish UCITS or alternative investment funds or both, how do asset managers evaluate the best domicile for their needs among the various European financial centres available? And what are the key decision‑making criteria that influence their preference?

Citi | Jan 16, 2014

The European derivatives industry has rallied remarkably of late, rising above the confusion and delay surrounding ESMA’s looming trade repository reporting regulations. At the same time, it is a significant challenge to put in place the right solutions to comply with the new data reporting regulations.

Some industry participants are meeting this confidently with in-house resources while others look to outsourced solutions. But how?

Pioneer Investments | Sep 28, 2013

Turning Conventional Wisdom On Its Head
Why fixed income could be regarded as a risky investment.

Choosing the Right Strategy
We believe investors need to start considering strategies, which not only protect their capital from losses, but can also aim to create positive returns.

Pioneer Investments Absolute Return Bond Strategy
The strategy has delivered positive returns in changing market conditions. The strategy is uncorrelated to duration and has the potential to generate returns in periods when the market has no defined trend.

Deutsche Bank | Jul 5, 2013

Designed to establish a harmonised regime across the EU for various forms of alternative investment fund (AIF) management, including hedge funds, fund of funds and private equity, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is scheduled to come into effect on 22 July 2013. AIFMD will certainly impact responsibilities, liabilities and risk for EU AIF managers and their prime brokers, depositaries, administrators, and custodians, but with the right approach, implementing its provisions need not be as disruptive as some fear.

Capita | May 10, 2013

The release of the FCA's second consultation paper on Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) highlights the deadline for making decisions regarding compliance. Full implementation of the Directive takes place in July 2013.

To help you with your plans Capita has prepared a paper on Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) options including Capita's independent AIFM solution.

Russell Indexes | May 9, 2013

As reported in the 2012 Russell Institutional Benchmark Survey, the market share of the Russell Index series continues to increase. Russell now captures 72% of the market share for all U.S. institutional equity products reporting a benchmark, up from 68% in 2011.

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