It's 10 o'clock at night, and Benjamin Arnold's day is just beginning. The former Goldman Sachs trader is gearing up to trade equities in Asia from his small office thousands of miles away in Park City, Utah.
Within the investment funds industry, actively managed funds face a number of obstacles, including increased competition, fee compression, and the rise of ETFs (just to name a few). These challenges all increase the pressure on active funds to achieve a positive risk-adjusted performance versus a benchmark index.
Savvy Investor's list of 20 top papers for the month of July encompasses megatrends within the investment industry, factor investing, ESG risks, and many other hot topics. Please note that all 20 papers may not be visible due to geographic restrictions. For further examples of top content across a variety of different topics, head to Savvy Investor today and browse through the…
More commentary from Nicolas Rabener is available at Factor Research. Sign up for a free email subscription and have the latest research delivered to your inbox. Seeking Diversification through Multi-Factor Products Investors have flooded into multi-factor strategies over the last several years. The latest FTSE Russell smart beta study found that 71% of the investors surveyed […]
Global dividends broke a new Q2 record in 2019, despite the underlying rate of growth slowing to its lowest level for more than two years amid a global economic deceleration, according to Janus Henderson Investors' Global Dividend Index.
BlackRock Inc's new private equity fund Long Term Private Capital (LTPC) has completed its maiden investment, taking up an $875 million stake in Authentic Brands Group LLC, making it the largest investor in the U.S.-based entertainment company, the fund said on Sunday.
The best whitepapers on private vs public markets and the illiquidity premium
The illiquidty premium reflects the additional return that investors should expect in order to compensate them for the higher costs and greater difficulty associated with transacting illiquid investments.
(London, August 2019) Institutional investors think larger asset managers are less able than smaller, boutique firms to deliver alpha, new research shows. A CoreData Research global study of institutional investors found an overwhelming majority (90%) think larger firms are at a disadvantage when it comes to delivering higher returns.
The suspension of the Woodford Equity Income fund is set to spark an industry-wide review of authorised corporate directors (ACDs) headed up by the FCA, following scrutiny of their role in the scandal by politicians, regulators and industry executives.
It is by no means a foregone conclusion any currency wars will take place but, fears Anthony Rayner, markets may be a little too complacent - as they have been over other policy developments such as QE and trade wars
Economic and Investment Impacts of Populism
Last week, George Soros issued a stark warning that Europe was sleepwalking into a populist disaster. But it's not just Europe. We appear to be moving into a political cycle where the pressure for populist policies is increasing. The below papers focu