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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.

ESG factors need to be embraced by institutional investors in 2018 says research

The move from quantitative easing to quantitative tightening, preparing for late cycle dynamics, political fragmentation and stewardship in the 21st century are the investment themes institutional investors should be considering for 2018.

Institutional investors challenge perceptions of CEOs on disruptive innovations

There is a significant gap between institutional investor expectations for disruption and how well prepared CEOs say their companies are to seize the opportunity disruption presents, according to a report from EY.

Phase out of Libor has little or no effect on structured finance transactions tied to benchmark

With Libor and other inter-bank offered rate (IBOR) benchmarks expected to end in 2021, transactions tied to them may not be impacted, according to a report by S&P Global Ratings.

Report aims to promote development of China’s panda bond market

China’s bond market grew to RMB70tn (more than $10bn) by the end of August 2017, making it the third largest in the world.

European repo market liquidity returns

An estimated 6.4 per cent increase in Europe’s repo market over the first six months of 2017 could be the precursor of a return of liquidity.

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).