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Global real estate investment increased in 2018 with around half still to be deployed

Deal makers hopeful for 2019 M&A activity

Deal makers are cautiously optimistic for 2019. M&A expectations are roughly flat while a slight uptick in equity and debt capital markets volume is expected.

New York keeps top spot in GFCI 25

New York has retained its first place in the 25th Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 25), just seven points ahead of London.

Mixed picture for global M&A activity in first half of 2019

Merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in North America and Asia-Pacific are set to rise this year while Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Latin America are forecast to see falls, according to data from Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor.

M&A deal volume set to break records in 2018

The M&A market could end 2018 on a new high. According to Thomson Reuters data and an analysis by Intralinks.

Established financial centres are favoured

There is an overall increase in confidence for the leading financial centres. Signs of a bias towards stronger and more established centres are revealed in the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 23).

Wealth managers face challenges as AI and fintech change business practices

The wealth management industry is changing and how it evolves and uses new technology is likely to have an impact on the wider management of institutional investments.

Investors show favour to equity strategies

Investors favoured equity strategies in November with 18 of the top 20 most viewed strategies in this segment. The data comes from users of eVestment’s platform.