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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.

US investment environment to be impacted by faster rate rises, lower unemployment and higher inflation

The combination of tax cuts and infrastructure spending under a range of fiscal stimulus plans will boost US GDP growth but the impact will be determined by the size, scope and timing, says Guggenheim Investments.

Institutional investors hold their nerve on investing into UK after Brexit vote

The vast majority of institutional investors (80 per cent) expect Brexit to have an impact on their operating models, according to the latest State Street Brexometer Index.

US policy changes could boost economic growth in 2017

Policy changes as a result of US elections could push economy into a higher growth in 2017, according to Northern Trust’s 2017 investment outlook.

Weak global recovery likely to continue as policymakers push fiscal stimulus

Several themes are shaping the global economy and markets with a number of likely scenarios resulting in a number of possible investment opportunities for portfolio allocation strategies across asset classes and sectors.