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  1. Softer NSFR may not save repo, banks warn

    The problem for repos was that a draft version of the NSFR, published in January, applied an asymmetrical treatment to "non-bank financial institutions" such as money market funds, hedge funds and asset managers, which are big users of the market.

  2. Buy side attacks Isda early termination protocol

    The MFA and five other trade associations representing US asset managers, insurers and commodity traders outlined their complaints to the Financial Stability Board (FSB) in a letter dated November 4. The buy side is big and fragmented, with so many...

  3. SEC gives green light to Eaton Vance’s active ETMFs

    Investors will buy and sell stock around the next-determined daily net asset value (NAV). This means active management can be undertaken in a tax-efficient ETF wrapper without having to disclose the "secret sauce" of an active manager's asset...

  4. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    Charles Firth, Hong Kong-based head of equity derivative structuring Asia at Credit Suisse, says these high-profile failures have negatively impacted demand across all asset classes. It isn't an overstatement to say that the universe of indexes has...

  5. Risk premium strategies favoured over beta commodity indexes

    Earlier this year, it looked like commodities had found their feet, with returns in the two main broad-based indexes up until April among the best performers from any asset class. So supply shocks, such as drought or pipeline bursts, matter much...

  6. Dealers fret over NSFR impact on equities

    But the second criterion – "the maturity and principal amount of both the liability and its interdependent asset should be the same" – is impossible to satisfy for equity transactions, says the European bank's regulatory expert, as cash equities...

  7. BoE’s Cunliffe: era of free liquidity is over

    Asset managers found it took longer than expected to exit positions in a variety of securities. Market participants ‘will have to pay more’ to get in and out of positions Investors should get used to tighter liquidity and higher costs, but it is...

  8. Hedge Fund Lions' Den live now - Season 2

    The lions taking part in the series are: Ewan Kirk, CIO and founder, Cantab Capital; Andrew McCaffery, global head of alternatives, Aberdeen Asset Management; and Natasha Reeve-Gray, principal, Altis Partners.

  9. Netting problems will restrict pension funds, FCMs warn

    Asset managers say FCMs have been worse communicators since a similar issue involving the Department of Labor was solved earlier this year (see Box: FCMs, not fiduciaries). I think this is ridiculous," says a lawyer at one large US asset manager...

  10. UBS offers bankruptcy remoteness and white-labelling twist

    It is a capital-protected investment vehicle that caters to multi-premium life insurance policies and provides exposure to a multi-asset investment profile. UBS wins equity derivatives award with the support of research and pricing

  11. BAML increases inflation market share

    Repacks in which asset managers have been looking for yield enhancement from taking corporate risk is another theme that BAML has pursued this year. Bank of America wins inflation house of the year award