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Collateral management becomes issue for buy-side as regulatory impact bites

Buy-side companies are being forced to rethink their strategies due to regulations that have increased the value of collateral in trading and risk management, according to a report.

Consumer discretionary stocks fall out of favour with institutional investors

Institutional investors and their asset managers may be seeing trouble ahead in consumer spending, according to the latest eVestment stock ownership report.

HFSB guidance targets transparency in hedge fund administrator reporting

The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) has published guidance for administrator transparency reports (ATRs) that are sent by hedge fund administrators to investors.  

Institutional investors plan to boost use of ETFs in 2016

The use of ETFs by institutional US-based investors will grow in 2016, says a study by market intelligence firm Greenwich Associates.

Real estate assets held by US insurance industry grows

The US insurance industry held direct real estate assets valued at $56.8bn through year-end 2014, up from $39.0bn at the end of 2005, according to a report by AM Best.

Declining investment yield is major test for US property and casualty insurers

Few challenges will be more significant than declining investment yields for US property and casualty (P&C) insurers in 2016, according to research by Fitch Ratings.

US interest rate rises could put pressure on high yield bond holdings of insurance industry

Further US interest rate increases in 2016 could put some insurers under pressure and exacerbate liquidity issues, according to a report by insurance rating firm AM Best.

Regulation and market forces reshaping global wholesale funding and repo markets

Market participants must prepare for major changes in wholesale funding markets, according to a joint research paper from investment and financial services firm BNY Mellon and PwC.