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Assets continue to flow into alternatives as total AUM climbs to $6.5tn

The largest alternative investment managers globally saw assets under management grow by 10 per cent in 2016 to $4tn, according to a survey by Willis Towers Watson (WWT).

Global executives see riskier world

Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of global executives think the world has become a risker place, according to a BDO risk survey. This represents a 15 percentage point drop from 2016.

Changing trans-Atlantic tides in financial whistleblower protection

These are interesting times for financial sector whistleblowers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Concerns over cyber security raised for financial services

Nine in 10 global cyber security and risk experts believe a cyber risk is systemic. They think simultaneous attacks on multiple companies are likely in 2017, according to a study by American International Group (AIG).

Blockchain could be adopted for post-trade activities in five years or less, says survey

Nearly half of financial service companies involved in post-trade distributed ledger activities believe blockchain will be adopted in financial post-trade in three to five years.

Demand for high quality liquid assets rises as minute growth in European repo shows market stress

There is increasing demand for collateral in the form of high quality liquid assets (HQLA), according to the latest survey by the latest International Capital Market Association (ICMA).

Investment grade green bonds accessible to investors via index

Solactive, Lyxor Asset Management UK and Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) have created the Solactive Green Bond EUR USD IG Index.