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More global interest in sukuk issuance for development projects

A growing number of non-regional organisations are turning to Islamic finance and in particular to sukuk to raise funds for infrastructure and development projects, according to UAE-based Dalma Capital Management.

Market volatility and global economic uncertainty drive hedge fund redemptions

Hedge fund redemptions rose significantly in December. Investors were nervous about stock market volatility, global economic uncertainty, major commodity price downturns and other economic factors.

Credit specialist CIFC launches Ucits CLO fund

New York-based credit manager CIFC Asset Management has launched its first Ucits fund opening up the manager’s structured credit strategy.

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.