Research from Greenwich Associates suggests that European institutions investing in fixed income could soon find themselves squeezed between the need to increase returns and efforts by financial regulators to improve transparency and impose stricter standards for best execution. With interest rates at historic lows, institutional investors have begun turning to complex instruments that can boost returns while hopefully mitigating some risks. A report from Greenwich Associates analyzes European fixed-income investors’ move into complex products such as credit and interest-rate derivatives, CDOs, and other structured products, and examines the role that the uncertain regulatory environment is playing in the decision-making within these institutions.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.