Best execution for MiFID II requires a feedback loop under MiFID II

In this series of blogs, we will discuss how MiFID II impacts the best execution process, in particular for OTC fixed income, and how trade reconstruction capabilities will be crucial for firms to reach optimal results.


Managing liquidity risk in response to SEC rule 22e-4

In many respects, SEC rule 22e-4 is the first explicit regulation to codify, or formalise, liquidity risk management.


Hong Kong's next 20 years: Finance

Chinese firms are critical to Hong Kong's future as a global financial center as they rise to dominance in the city's industry.

Research and Analysis

Global sustainable investments grow 25% to $23 trillion

Global socially responsible investments grew by a quarter to $23 trillion over the last two years, with particularly strong gains in China, Japan and Australia and New Zealand.

Sustainable Investing

Hong Kong's next 20 years: Currency

Hong Kong's resolve to keep its currency's peg to the U.S. dollar appears unlikely to waver in the next few years -- even as its economic ties with China continue to deepen and Beijing's political sway over the territory grows.

Research and Analysis
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China hedge funds bounce back from losses to rank near top

China-focused hedge funds bounced back from their worst performance in five years and trounced global counterparts. After an annual loss last year, Greater China hedge funds added more than 13 percent on average in the first half of 2017 to rank among the top-performing strategies in the world.

Hedge Funds

C-Suite AI focus signals coming labor disruption

A rapidly increasing number of company executives are discussing artificial intelligence during earnings calls and investor presentations, which could be a precursor for labor-disruptive technologies not only in manufacturing but also across the service sector. 

Research and Analysis

Investors are pouring money into silver ETFs

Silver, known for being a market of extremes, is living up to its reputation this year.


Kenya bond rally fueled by investors who have run out of options

Kenya’s best bond rally in at least five years has less to do with faith in the sovereign than finding a place to hide.

Emerging Markets

Why credit spreads are resisting threats from rising rates

If markets are braced for a new dawn for risk assets bereft of monetary stimulus to juice returns amid record U.S. corporate leverage, credit investors remain remarkably sanguine.

Fixed Income