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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.

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.

Investor priorities to shift heavily to real assets and niche strategies by 2020

Private equity, real estate and infrastructure managers expect strong growth in assets in the next five years, according to research from BNY Mellon.

Swiss fund industry records small increase on assets under management in March

The volume of assets under management in Switzerland’s the fund industry came to Sfr867.1bn ($909.5bn) in March 2016 – a 1.3 per cent month-on-month increase compared with February’s Sfr855.8bn.

Number of women in private equity growing while buyout firms fall behind the trend

The average proportion of female senior employees at private equity firms is increasing across most geographies and strategies, according to research from Preqin.