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New York keeps top spot in GFCI 25

New York has retained its first place in the 25th Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 25), just seven points ahead of London.

Hedge funds continue strong performance in February

Hedge funds returned an average positive 1.27 per cent in February, building on the strong January performance and reversing the decline that ended 2018.

Brexit does little to dent investor enthusiasm for UK infrastructure

Despite the considerable drama of Brexit, the UK’s political turmoil has barely impacted it as the top investment destination status for infrastructure investors

CTAs gain ground in February

Most commodity trading advisors (CTAs) have faced a challenging start to 2019. CTA indices showed some improvement in February, according to Societe Generale Prime Services indices.

Emerging markets attract investor interest

Emerging markets attracted a lot of interest by of investors and consultants in February, according to data in eVestment advantage viewership report.

Private equity investors show mixed level of sophistication in many investment skill areas

Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit

When: December 8-10, 2019 Where: Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA Organiser: Opal Group The summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, platforms, underwriters, banks rating agencies, lawyers, service providers, accountant, and other related industry professionals. Those attending the conference will learn from and network with industry leaders to gain insight on the newest techniques to maximise returns and reduce risk exposure in marketplace lending. Delegates will begiven an in-depth review of the current landscape and what is to come in addition to hearing about rating agency methodology, legal, tax and structural considerations which will provide attendees with the tools necessary to stay one step ahead of their competitors. Some topics to be covered include: the current state and outlook of the marketplace lending industry; legal and regulatory issues; debt investor roundtable; raising capital in the current environment; the secondary market; platforms partnering with banks; reporting requirements; small business lending; securitisation; valuation methodology; and online lending trends in the US and abroad.

When: December 4-6, 2019 Where: Ritz Carlton, Dana Point, CA Organiser: Opal Group Participants and delegates of this conference will investigate a range of critical investment issues, including discussion of the risks and benefits of various asset classes and investment vehicles such as hedge funds and private equity, examining means of cutting costs associated with implementation of absolute returns strategies, reviewing the future of commodities and surveying the landscape of emerging international markets. The summit will bring together trustees and representatives of institutions as well as money managers and consultants to explore the roles of alternative opportunities and strategies. The event will also look into impact investing as a way of obtaining returns that are socially responsible as well as many issues involved with fund management and the importance of education for trustees and other investment officers. Some of the topics to be covered include: investor perspectives on alternatives; volatility; risk; asset allocation; real asset investing; direct and co-investing opportunities; and liquid alternatives. The conference will exclusively feature dialogue driven panel discussions led by consultants and family offices.