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Mercer sees strong trends in 2019 likely to affect investor behaviour

The key themes and trends expected to influence economic and market dynamics in 2019. The investment themes institutional investors should consider in 2019 include the white waters of the late cycle, according to a report by global consultant Mercer.

Investors taking more defensive stance entering last quarter of 2018

As hedge funds continue to struggle with performance in the third quarter, bfinance expects investors to focus on specific strategies in future.

EU bond liquidity system begins under Mifid II

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has published its first liquidity assessment for bonds subject to the pre- and post-trade requirements of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) and Regulation (Mifir).

Saudi Arabia to introduce further changes to improve stock exchange functioning

The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) has announced a series of measures to improve market access and efficiency, enhance liquidity, bolster investor security, mitigate risk and further align market practices with global best practices.

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.

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.

OMGI opens CoCo fund for investment

Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) has launched its first CoCos strategy, the Old Mutual Financials Contingent Capital Fund.