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Banks to lose as asset managers move to others under Mifid II research unbundling in 2018

With less than a year before the markets in financial instruments directive (Mifid II) rules kick in, most asset managers are shifting research budgets away from the top nine investment banks.

Tortoise Capital Advisors launches Ucits infrastructure fund as credit side offers 40 Act

Tortoise Capital Advisors, an investment manager specialising in listed energy investing, has the launched Tortoise North American Energy Infrastructure Fund.

Asset managers look to more automation of back office to help cut costs and improve efficiency

Improving automation of processes and regulatory reporting among top priorities for asset managers. Data centralisation is also another area targeted to help improve efficiency and cut reporting errors.

Amundi creates single alternatives platform as it aims to double AUM by 2020

Amundi has reorganised, launching a single platform to bring its capabilities in real and alternative assets (AI) together. The move makes Amundi one of the leading alternative asset managers in Europe.

Hedge funds and other alternatives to attract more capital as investors look for better performance

The growth of the alternatives industry is set to continue, according to data from Preqin. Performance is the key driver of capital into the sector.

Italy puts Cayman on white list paving way for increased investment through alternative fund structures

Italy has now included Cayman Island funds on its white list. This means Cayman funds will be free to invest in Italian securities such as bonds and securitisation instruments and receive interest payments gross of withholding tax.

Institutional investors allocating $1bn or more to infrastructure dominate the market

Institutional investors putting $1bn or more into infrastructure now make up the dominant market participants, according to research by Preqin.

Real estate and hedge fund managers secure most assets from institutional investors

Total assets managed by the top 100 alternative investment managers globally rose to $3.6tn at the end of 2015, up 3 per cent on the previous year, according to research produced by Willis Towers Watson.