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Unlisted green funds attracting more investor interest in Europe

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.

Asset management firms putting money into cybersecurity and infrastructure

Brexit does little to dent investor enthusiasm for UK infrastructure

Despite the considerable drama of Brexit, the UK’s political turmoil has barely impacted it as the top investment destination status for infrastructure investors

Emerging markets attract investor interest

Emerging markets attracted a lot of interest by of investors and consultants in February, according to data in eVestment advantage viewership report.

UK and US work together to ensure smooth derivatives markets after Brexit

UK and US authorities are taking measures to ensure the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, no matter what form it takes, will not create regulatory uncertainty for derivatives market activity between the UK and US.

Esma approves third country recognition for three UK CCPs in case of no deal Brexit

Three central counterparties (CCPs) in the UK — LCH, ICE Clear Europe and LME Clear — will be recognised by EU in case of no deal Brexit.

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.