A recent survey published by TIME Investments finds that over 40 per cent of investors are planning to increase allocations to real assets this year.
Seven Investment Management (7IM) with an outlook for investments in 2020 from Terence Moll, Head of Investment Strategy at Seven Investment Management, writes that the new decade has a touch of the roaring Twenties about it.
Pavel Mamai, founder of ProMeritum Investment Management, a London-based EM sovereign and credit specialist writes on his firm’s approach to the emerging markets.
Demand for Islamic finance solutions is set to increase in the GCC and Middle East in the next five years, according to a new report ‘The Evolution of Wealth Management in the World of Islamic Finance 2019’, commissioned by Jersey Finance and Hubbis.
Wealth managers and financial advisers are becoming increasingly bullish about the appetite for investing in the fine wine market, which is now worth over USD6 billion a year, according to new research from Cult Wines, a specialist in fine wine management services.
Institutional investors face a number of pressures driven by regulation, the market environment, the global economy and their own internal policies. The rise of factor investing can help ease some of these burdens by introducing new levels of transparency and systematic portfolio construction which then allow for a better deployment of the available risk budget.
Research published by AJ Bell has found that a total of eight UK-focused investment trusts have gearing of 20 per cent or more, meaning investors in these funds are exposed to more risk.
Famously contrarian manager Alasdair McKinnon, of The Scottish Investment Trust, founded in 1887, with GBP780 million in assets, has continued to see his trust increase its regular dividend, the 35th year of doing so, with a quarterly dividend of 5.3 pence per share.
Guidelines introduced by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) and German regulator, BaFin, will create new barriers to entry, according to FITZ Partners’ latest edition of the Performance Fee Benchmarking Report.
RiskFirst has taken its PFaroe product and expanded it to include an attribution service for asset managers. Matthew Bale (pictured), chief strategy officer, explains that the PFaroe platform services USD1.5 trillion in assets across 3,000 defined benefit (DB) pension plans, helping them better manage their risk.