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Institutional investors pile in to private credit market

Institutional investors now make up the second largest category of lenders to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), behind banks. Furthermore, the majority of these investors...

EM debt “still primed to deliver alpha in 2024”

Emerging markets sovereign debt, as an asset class, is still set to deliver strong performance for 2024, says Polina Kurdyavko, head of emerging markets...

Regulatory complexity to force more managers to outsource

Fund managers are set to make greater use of third-party service providers to cope with an increasingly complex regulatory environment, suggests research. A study commissioned...

Study uncovers difference in public vs private climate funds

Research shows that climate funds have boomed in the last four years in both private and public capital. However, there are clear differences in terms...

Greenhushing impacting private markets’ ESG activity

Some asset managers are retreating from their public ESG commitments due to so-called ‘greenhushing’ suggests a report into ESG investing in private markets. The report,...

Global money market funds net record inflows

US investors helped worldwide money market funds (MMFs) reach record inflows in 2023. The international quarterly statistical release from Efama, the association for European asset...

European RE funds suffer sixth negative quarter

Despite a slight improvement in sentiment, Europe’s non-listed real estate funds suffered their sixth consecutive quarter of negative capital growth. The quarterly Market Insights report...

Dividend payments via cheque must go

There are investors, even today, who are still waiting for paper cheques in the post to receive their dividends. This must stop, says Chris...

An act of futility in the funds industry

Utilities in the funds industry would remove frictions and complexity. Nicholas Pratt hears why the funds industry has a terrible track record at collaborating...

UK funds suffer outflows across all asset classes

February saw outflows across the board for UK active funds, according to Morningstar data. The data provider’s UK Fund Flows report for February 2024 showed...

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