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Green bond issuance set to rise in 2018

Strengthening green bond market fundamentals are likely to result in a 30 per cent increase in self-labelled instruments globally this year, according to a report by S&P Global Ratings.

Active EFTs/ETPs end 2017 with record asset gains

Assets invested in active exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded products (ETPs) listed globally increased by 57.3 per cent in 2017 to reach $75.20bn of assets under management (AUM).

Investment professionals inconsistent on factor design portfolio choices

Investment professionals are conflicted about score-based factor design choices and statistical beta-based risk analysis, according to a survey.

German real estate rental market buoyant

Rising rents, falling vacancy rates and GDP growth have combined to give the German rental market a strong positive trend for 2018, according to Catella Research.

Hedge funds report new flows of over $30bn for 2017

December is usually noted for its high redemptions for hedge funds but 2017 reported a tapering with a net $10bn withdrawn from funds over the month, according to eVestment data.

Hedge funds on winning form in 2017 with strong AUM flows and positive performance

Hedge funds ended 2017 on a high. Not only were capital inflows the strongest since the second quarter of 2015, total assets under management (AUM) hit a new high of $3.21tn, according to HFR data.

CTAs unimpressed by Bitcoin futures

Commodity trading advisors (CTAs) are uncertain about the investment value of the Bitcoin futures contracts offered from December 2017 by CBOE and CME.

SocGen launches alternative risk premia index

Societe Generale Prime Services has launched the SG Multi Alternative Risk Premia Index.