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Asset management firms putting money into cybersecurity and infrastructure

Private Debt Forum

When: June 3, 2019 Where: Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, New York City Organiser: Opal Group The forum is a venue for access and first-hand insight into the product universe and people leading the fastest-growing market in the finance sector as well as a bellwether for the future of the asset class and investment management industry. This alternative asset class now totals $600bn in investor capital. The rise of private debt coincided with — and thrived as a result of — the Wall Street reform following the global financial crisis. The forum will feature dialogue driven panel discussions led by consultants and family offices.

Alternative investment funds made up nearly 80 per cent of EU fund industry in 2017

Political uncertainty, Brexit jitters and eurozone growth slowdown slams market sentiment

EU financial markets are increasingly nervous, according to the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma).

UK and US work together to ensure smooth derivatives markets after Brexit

UK and US authorities are taking measures to ensure the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, no matter what form it takes, will not create regulatory uncertainty for derivatives market activity between the UK and US.

Non-bank lending firms want EU policymakers to change their approach to the sector

The growth of non-bank lending in the EU means policymakers are re-evaluating their approach to this market and considering whether the current regulatory framework remains appropriate.

Managed futures start 2019 on a negative note

Managed futures faltered in the first month of 2019 as the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, fell 0.43 per cent for the month.

Despite rocky 2018 performance, investors continue allocations to hedge funds

Despite a turbulent 2018, which culminated in year-end negative returns, assets under management (AUM) in the hedge fund industry are forecast to increase in 2019 and beyond as investors continue to look to these vehicles for downside protection, according to a report from Preqin.