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.

Asset management firms putting money into cybersecurity and infrastructure

Tough time for equity long/short strategies

Fundamental equity long/short hedge fund strategies face a challenging environment. Three trends — more hedge funds running the strategy, lower aggregate alpha in the industry and fewer stocks — are causing the problems, according to a report by Novus.

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.

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?

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.

Asset managers eye trade finance opportunities

Demand for trade finance is growing among investors but the number of vehicles offering the asset class is limited, according to Cerulli Associates.