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

    Because investors only need to redeem shares once in an ETF, they save a round of capital gains tax. Investors will buy and sell stock around the next-determined daily net asset value (NAV). Investors may buy stock at NAV –$1 and sell at NAV +$1...

  2. Hedge funds ‘cannot be too paranoid' on reputational risk

    With shorting shares, rumour-mongering and press tip-offs all becoming more common, investors are looking to hedge fund owners to identify threats and protect their investments. Lawyer advises counter-strike against dirty tricks campaigns

  3. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    Spear is a good example of this; it has been particularly valuable for investors looking to hedge their Asian portfolio who were seeking an alternative from put options which have challenging liquidity in certain Asian markets or the Vix which...

  4. Liquidity concerns still haunt Ficc

    Shafik added the potential drop in liquidity in some Ficc markets has been highlighted as a concern by many investors and end-users. Market participants increasingly fear liquidity drought Market participants are growing increasingly concerned...

  5. Risk premium strategies favoured over beta commodity indexes

    The macro picture for commodities – with excess oil supply, uncertain demand and fundamentals reasserting within individual commodities – has taken a toll on the appetite for broad-based commodity indexes, leaving investors looking for yield more...

  6. Insurers must prove bank-style run risk worries wrong

    In a market downturn, insurers look to capitalise on their position as long-term investors, he said, rather than sell at a loss. Be open about liability illiquidity, urge panellists The insurance industry must do more to show regulators they are...

  7. Poor liquidity stalls long-dated Thai derivatives market

    A number of investors have come to us asking for yield enhancement products," says Teh. We think this helps develop the market even further by introducing another option for investors to manage their Thai government bond portfolio.

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

    Produced by Hedge Funds Review and sponsored by Eurex, the series was created to help EMs build sustainable businesses and investors to better understand the challenges facing EMs. Reality TV meets the hedge fund world

  9. UKSPA launches structured product classification system

    Four-digit codes allow investors to compare structures The reference guide, which is aimed at retail investors and independent financial advisers (IFAs), aims to cut through the terminology used by different distributors to allow a transparent...

  10. UBS offers bankruptcy remoteness and white-labelling twist

    The bank is particularly proud of Fiduciary Estate, which allows investors to select a credit profile and derivative. Investors are more comfortable with this. In addition to classic retail, we have expanded our corporate derivatives capabilities...

  11. Green credentials and RBS deal work in BNPP's favour

    Most institutional investors hate drawdowns - a major drop in performance at any one time - so the allocation model we have is based on a measure of expected loss in extreme scenarios. BNP Paribas was the winning bidder in this year's biggest deal...

  12. BNP Paribas harmonises forex and equities pricing

    Harmonising the systems on which it offers foreign exchange and equities to investors into one interface was always going to be a massive plus for BNP Paribas. Swedbank's forex-linked structured products have averaged €4million-5 million in size...

  13. BAML increases inflation market share

    We have been working a lot on risk participation and seeking investors that we can partner with to enter into a transaction where we can share the counterparty risk," says Theodora Jung, director of inflation structuring at BAML in London.

  14. UBS stays firm despite commodities downturn

    In 2014, UBS has focused on providing yield-enhancement strategies based around individual commodities or commodity sectors that will thrive in difficult market conditions, helping its investors adapt to changing regulatory environments and...

  15. Stoxx leads the way with value-focused smart-beta service

    As well as attempting to replicate active management in its smart beta offerings, Stoxx has tried to provide investors with exposure to areas that have tended to be difficult to operate in. In another move towards offering bespoke exposures, Stoxx...