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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.

Emerging market hedge funds continue to post strong returns as capital increases

Hedge funds focused on the Middle East and Russia/Eastern Europe led emerging markets hedge fund performance through early 2018, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

Consultants recommend investors increase allocations to private debt

A majority (53 per cent) of investment consultants are recommending investors increase their allocations to private debt this year, according to Preqin data.

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.

Emerging market-focused hedge funds see capital flows increase

Total assets managed by emerging markets-focused hedge funds increased to a record level for the fourth consecutive quarter through mid-year 2017, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) research.