MiFID seen sending European ETFs over trillion dollar mark

A little transparency could mean a lot of cash for Europe’s burgeoning exchange-traded fund industry.

Portfolio Management

In China's hedge fund industry, global managers are a tough sell

As China opens its version of the hedge fund industry to overseas firms for the first time, pioneers are wading into a market full of both promise and peril.

Hedge Funds

Mutual fund hot streak has an actively managed asterisk

Just when nearly everyone had counted out active managers, they are punching above the market again, but be wary of performance enhancers.

Portfolio Management

Emerging markets see lowflation for first time in Fed rate cycle

The curse of the developed world central banks -- low inflation -- is turning out to be the boon for emerging markets, and their bonds.

Emerging Markets

Despite opaque nature, dark pools still help buy-side

Trading in the dark remains a favorite for the buy-side trader seeking liquidity. And using algorithmic trading strategies are a favored arrow in the institutional trader’s quiver.

Portfolio Management
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Quant on quant: Picking winners in the era of machine investing

The burgeoning field of computer-driven investing has grown so large and complex that a Singapore family office has decided you need a quant to find the right quants.

Family Offices

Performance versus principals: Purview's Zhang on `secret sauce' ESG ETFs

Rules-based strategies are important, but human touch is pivotal as ETFs become more active.

Sustainable Investing

Asset management revenue falls in 2016 for first time since 2008

Rising markets aren’t a haven for money managers. For the first year since the 2008 financial crisis, revenue earned by asset management firms globally fell in 2016 along with profits, according to a report Tuesday by Boston Consulting Group.

Portfolio Management

Australia's top-performing pension fund eyes more infrastructure

Australia’s top-performing pension fund over the past three years wants to invest in more toll roads and airports, betting infrastructure assets will offer among the most reliable returns over coming decades.

Portfolio Management