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Institutional investors eye opportunities in global infrastructure

The need to invest in essential infrastructure for public use is a 21st century imperative, according to a study by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML).

EU regulators see potential risks from a variety of areas for EU financial markets

There are substantial risks for EU financial markets coming from Brexit, asset repricing and cyber-attacks, warned EU financial regulators.

Established financial centres are favoured

There is an overall increase in confidence for the leading financial centres. Signs of a bias towards stronger and more established centres are revealed in the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 23).

Green bond issuance by banks set to increase

Green bonds may represent a tiny proportion of bank borrowings but that share is set to rise, says a S&P Global Ratings report.

Consultants recommend investors increase allocations to private debt

A majority (53 per cent) of investment consultants are recommending investors increase their allocations to private debt this year, according to Preqin data.

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.

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.

Institutional investors brace for global equity market correction

Seven out of 10 (71 per cent) institutional investors expect a global equity market correction of more than 10 per cent within 18 months, including nearly half (47 per cent) who expect it to happen within a year.