RegTech: Bringing New Meaning to Compliance and Cloud Technology in Asset Management

This white paper explores how RegTech and the Cloud can support a compliance team to create a more efficient way of working.

US yield curve doesn’t yield the same insights

■ Yield curve changes are being driven by unconventional policies and technical factors, which make the moves harder to interpret.
■ Curve flattening in 2016 has resulted from changes to money market rules at the short end and central bank purchases at the long end.
■ Banks, municipalities and other borrowers are beginning to feel the pinch from rising Libor rates.
■ Fundamentals remain the most important consideration for bond investors and the most valuable guide for pursuing medium- to longer-term goals.

Accessing opportunities in leveraged credit

Leveraged credit markets continue to offer pockets of opportunity for selective investors at this juncture. On a longer term view, these markets retain a strategic appeal for asset allocators. Read more in this white paper.

Emerging Markets Evolution

How demographics, reform and capital are unlocking the next wave of emerging markets opportunity

The Timeless Case for Floating-rate Loans

Floating-rate loans deserve consideration as a strategic portfolio allocation because they can offer:
■ Attractive yields – The rate on loans was among the highest global fixed-income sectors (as of 30 April 2016).
■ Protection against interest-rate risk – Loans have near-zero duration and rates that move with the underlying benchmark – typically Libor.
■ A structure designed to mitigate credit risk – Senior/secured positioning in the capital structure offers a layer of protection that is unique in the corporate fixed-income market.

The Timeless and Timely Case for High Yield Bonds

■ High-yield bonds occupy a special capital market niche: They have offered better risk-adjusted returns than equities and lower interest-rate sensitivity than the broad fixedincome market.
■ To date, high-yield bonds have been less vulnerable to the adverse effects of rising rates than other fixed-income sectors and have provided positive total returns in rising rate markets.
■ Adding high-yield bonds to a broad fixed-income allocation has improved portfolio efficiency, based on 10-year hypothetical performance of blended portfolios.

Shifting Gears to a Market Neutral Approach

Pioneer Investments believes its Market Neutral European Equity Strategy is differentiated from the competition due to a team approach to finding alpha across 13 different alpha sources.

Building for the future: How alternative investment managers are rising to the demographic challenge

BNY Mellon’s latest research shows that private equity, real estate and infrastructure managers anticipate strong growth in assets in the next 5 years.

Collateral Management: Navigating the Regulatory Maze

Read about the new regulations relating to collateral management requiring industry participants to understand the ‘consequences of change’.

Russell Investments Smart Beta White Paper

In January 2014, Russell’s index business conducted a survey of institutional asset owners in North America and Europe to better understand the perceptions and adoption of smart beta within these important investor populations. Read findings in this white paper.

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