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More global interest in sukuk issuance for development projects

A growing number of non-regional organisations are turning to Islamic finance and in particular to sukuk to raise funds for infrastructure and development projects, according to UAE-based Dalma Capital Management.

Esma approves third country recognition for three UK CCPs in case of no deal Brexit

Three central counterparties (CCPs) in the UK — LCH, ICE Clear Europe and LME Clear — will be recognised by EU in case of no deal Brexit.

Natixis boosts CSR and ESG commitment with new post

Harald Walkate has been appointed head of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ESG at Natixis Investment Managers.

Market volatility and global economic uncertainty drive hedge fund redemptions

Hedge fund redemptions rose significantly in December. Investors were nervous about stock market volatility, global economic uncertainty, major commodity price downturns and other economic factors.

Investors increase search for consistent ESG data to manage risks

Investors increasingly view global sustainability challenges as material to long-term financial performance. But they do not have enough information to manage the risks and capitalize on the opportunities of a world in transition?

Mixed picture for global M&A activity in first half of 2019

Merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in North America and Asia-Pacific are set to rise this year while Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Latin America are forecast to see falls, according to data from Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor.

Equity strategies attract the most interest of investors in January

Investors and consultants worldwide have increased their focus on global equity strategies than on any other segment at the start 2019, according to January 2019 eVestment data.

Progress made in raising gender diversity in alternative investment funds

Investors practices and firms seeking to drive meaningful change in gender diversity have increased since last year’s KPMG report on women in alternative investments.