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July 17

Note Listed infrastructure is #fake_infra

EDHEC Infrastructure Institute-Singapore (EDHECinfra) shows that the booming listed infrastructure sector is based on a “fallacy of composition.” Listed infrastructure equity offers zero diversification benefits and is not an asset (...)

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ESG may entice investors to save more – Natixis Global Asset Management

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BofA Merrill Lynch June Fund Manager Survey finds record number of investors consider equities overvalued

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June 6

Note EDHEC-Risk Institute shows how goal-based investing can help investors meet retirement needs

EDHEC-Risk Institute study shows that goal-based investing principles can be used to design scalable retirement investment strategies that meet individual investors’ needs

May 17

Note BofA Merrill Lynch May Fund Manager Survey finds investors are bullish; macro expectations of high growth and low inflation at record high

China replaces European disintegration as the most commonly cited tail risk for the first time since January 2016, with 31% of global fund managers citing Chinese credit tightening as the biggest risk in the market

May 16

Note The Robo Report™, First And Only Report On Robo Advisor Performance And Portfolios, Published By BackenDBenchmarking Now Available

Schwab Falls Off Leaderboard on Equity and Fixed Income, Vanguard Improves Equity; International and Emerging Markets Lead the Way For Performance in Q1 Report

April 20

Note BofA Merrill Lynch April Fund Manager Survey finds investors turning to Eurozone stocks from U.S. equities

Investors are turning to Eurozone stocks from U.S. equities, the fifth largest rotation since 1999, despite the coming French election. Allocation to Eurozone equities rises to 15-month highs (net 48% overweight)...

April 20

Note M&A in Asia shows signs of maturity

The number of Asian M&A deals completed in the first quarter of 2017 is the highest number deals in recent history according to Willis Towers Watson’s Quarterly Deal Performance Monitor (QDPM). Asian acquirers completed 80 deals in Q1 compared to 62 the same quarter in (...)

April 7

Note Central banks face common challenges in providing liquidity assistance - report

A new report sets out principles for central banks to consider when providing liquidity assistance in times of stress, especially to large global institutions with operations that reach beyond national borders.

April 5

Note CFA Institute Study Reveals Leaders Must Transform if Investment Industry is to Thrive

The Future State of the Investment Profession study released today by CFA Institute describes an industry at an existential crossroads. It warns that investment industry leaders who fail to transform their business models may jeopardize the future of their (...)

March 23

Note BofA Merrill Lynch March Fund Manager Survey finds investors in a bullish holding pattern

A record number of investors (net 34%) find equities to be overvalued, the most in 17 years; the US is identified as the most overvalued region (net 81%), while EM equities (net 44%) and Eurozone equities (net 23%) are seen as (...)

March 22

Note Private Debt Industry Assets Approach $600bn

The private debt industry has continued to grow in recent years, and as of the end of H1 2016 reached a record $595bn in assets under management. Launched today, the 2017 Preqin Global Private Debt Report finds that both the level of capital available to fund managers (‘dry (...)

March 16

Note Institutional investors embrace risk in pursuit of better returns and yield, finds Natixis Global Asset Management Survey

Key strategies include growing use of private investments, illiquid assets, increased exposure to alternatives and greater reliance on risk budgeting and diversification...

March 13

Note Investors and Managers Share Views on Trump, Le Pen, Technology and the Future of the Alternative Investment Industry in CAIS 2017 Survey

44% believe Trump administration represents the biggest global risk in 2017

February 20

Note Global Pension Assets Study 2017

The 2017 Global Pension Assets Study covers 22 major pension markets (the P22), which total USD 36,435 billion in pension assets and account for 62.0% of the GDP of these economies. China, Finland and Italy were added to this year’s study. A deeper analysis was performed for (...)

February 3

Note Institutional investors put cash to work in 2017

Large institutional investors are set to put cash to work in 2017, a BlackRock survey has found. One in four (25%) institutions surveyed intend to decrease their cash allocations during the year, nearly twice as many as those who plan to increase their cash holdings (...)

January 10

Note Quality shines through as M&A deal volumes fall globally

The latest Quarterly Deal Performance Monitor (QDPM) from Willis Towers Watson suggests a significant slowing of deal volumes in the fourth quarter of the year, however, those that did close were high performing and showed an outperformance of 0.4pp over the index*. On an (...)

January 2

Note Frontier markets – the richly diverse path to yield

Credit Suisse Research Institute launches “The Next Frontier” report and the Credit Suisse Frontier Markets group of 30 countries, accounting for USD 3.7 trillion of economic output

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Note BofA Merrill Lynch April Fund Manager Survey finds investors turning to Eurozone stocks from U.S. equities

Investors are turning to Eurozone stocks from U.S. equities, the fifth largest rotation since 1999, despite the coming French election. Allocation to Eurozone equities rises to 15-month highs (net 48% overweight)...

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Note BofA Merrill Lynch March Fund Manager Survey finds investors in a bullish holding pattern

A record number of investors (net 34%) find equities to be overvalued, the most in 17 years; the US is identified as the most overvalued region (net 81%), while EM equities (net 44%) and Eurozone equities (net 23%) are seen as (...)

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Note Financial markets and self-fulfilling prophecies

This phenomenon is equivalent to the change from a brutal economic and financial equilibrium to another, not because the fundamentals of the macroeconomic environment would justify it, but because there was a change for good or bad reasons of market (...)

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Note Global Pension Assets Study 2017

The 2017 Global Pension Assets Study covers 22 major pension markets (the P22), which total USD 36,435 billion in pension assets and account for 62.0% of the GDP of these economies. China, Finland and Italy were added to this year’s study. A deeper analysis was performed for (...)

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Note Quality shines through as M&A deal volumes fall globally

The latest Quarterly Deal Performance Monitor (QDPM) from Willis Towers Watson suggests a significant slowing of deal volumes in the fourth quarter of the year, however, those that did close were high performing and showed an outperformance of 0.4pp over the index*. On an (...)

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Note The rumour, a necessary credit analysis instrument

According to Bruno Mathis from SterWen and Jean Delahousse, all institutions exposed on Lehman which have highly developed credit analysis tools are able to detect warning signs as soon as they come about and would have almost four months to take safety measures (CDS (...)

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Note Smart Beta 2.0 – Taking the risks of new equity benchmarks into account

In research published two weeks ago entitled, “Smart Beta 2.0,” EDHEC-Risk Institute is seeking to draw the attention of investors to the risks of traditional smart beta equity indices and propose a new approach to smart beta investing to take account of these (...)

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Note Private Debt Industry Assets Approach $600bn

The private debt industry has continued to grow in recent years, and as of the end of H1 2016 reached a record $595bn in assets under management. Launched today, the 2017 Preqin Global Private Debt Report finds that both the level of capital available to fund managers (‘dry (...)

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Note BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey Finds Comeback in Sentiment Towards Europe

NEW YORK and LONDON – Europe is staging a comeback in investor portfolios while concerns about the U.S. fiscal cliff have taken center stage, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for September.

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Note How can funds with past sustainable returns collapse in a few months?

Are these abrupt changes only an indication of the risks of the market, or is it investment behaviour which favours the occurance of these extreme risks ? These are the question tackled in the last « White Paper » of (...)

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Note Aging population poses new opportunities for global investment managers

Early conclusions from ongoing SimCorp StrategyLab research point to demographic changes as a key factor influencing the future of the global investment management industry.

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Note The impact of commodity prices on Emerging Markets

In the report, Nomura’s researchers highlight five channels through which emerging market economies are affected by lower commodity prices: Merchandise trade, CPI inflation, profit margins, fiscal positions, and GDP growth to assess the winners and losers in the Emerging (...)

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Note European companies to pay record dividends of €315 billion

Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) expects European companies to pay out a record c.315 billion euros in shareholder dividends in 2016.

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Note Euro zone bailout plans: origin and utilization

Back on bailout plans granted to countries in the Euro zone encountering severe fiscal deficits since May 2010. How are tens of billions Euros raised, what are they for, and mainly, are those amounts enough to re-establish the public finances and stabilize those countries (...)

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Note BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey Finds Investors Exuberantly Bullish on Europe After Promise of ECB Action

Global investors are significantly more positive on the outlook for Europe after the European Central Bank’s announcement of quantitative easing to reflate the region’s economy, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for (...)

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Note EURO STOXX 50® Index implied repo trading at Eurex

This research paper focuses on the inseparable relationship between implied repo rates and equity index total return swaps. Written by Stuart Heath, Director Equity & Index R&D at Eurex, it covers the various aspects and calculations of both repo rates and the (...)

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France’s debt

Outlook, strategies and investment vehicles on France’s debt

Recherche Quantitative

Recherche Quantitative : Quels sont les thèmes qui occupent dorénavant les Quants au sein des salles de marchés et des sociétés de gestion ?

Selection: Products

Kiosk Alternatives to financial markets investments

The financial investment is not limited to financial markets assets and the current uncertainties obviously feed such thoughts. Indeed, there are many investment vehicles that could create value in a portfolio.

Product Inflation linked bonds’ mechanism

Inflation linked bonds are bonds whose principal is linked to inflation which allows their holders to protected against inflation as opposed to traditional bonds.

Product Back to the future, may 2011: Nobles Crus and Earth Element Fund

Yesterday they were introduced as innovatives products. Today, How far have they got and what are the prospects for tomorrow ? Two products in the spotlight this month: Nobles Crus or the blend of passion for wine and financial investment, and a quantitative systematic (...)

Regulation Solvency II: Advantage convertible bonds

The results of QIS 5 confirmed that convertible bonds bear low capital cost. A balanced-profile convertible bond portfolio with optimized convexity therefore obtains a moderate intrinsic SCR whilst benefiting from «equity» (...)

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