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Anthony Cowell, KPMG

Conclusion

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 13:27

One of the clearest messages that came out of CAIS 2017 was that the world is changing in innumerable ways that have the capacity to shock and destabilise. One only has to refer recently, to Brexit and the outcome of the US presidential election, to appreciate that uncertainty is the only known certainty to contend with in an ever more complex, interconnected world.  »

Lord Michael Hastings, KPMG

Chapter 4 – Inspiring galaxies of greatness

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 13:22

The alternatives industry has a duty to not only defy gravity and deliver strong returns, but to do so in a way that can genuinely change the world for the better, inspiring the next generation of star managers and investors.  »

Raoul Pal, The Global Macro Investor

Chapter 2 – Seeking supernovae returns

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 13:13

There was no shortage of idea generation when it came to discussing the various ways alternative fund managers are trying to overcome the gravitational effects of market forces in a bid to boost returns. »

Brexit marks shift in risk appetite of UK investors

Wed, 19/04/2017 - 07:44

Some 2.21 million investors in the UK are entering the new financial year with a greater risk appetite and seeking fresh investment angles, according to a survey of 1,000 UK investors by IW Capital. »

Hard Brexit won’t impact cross-border M&A activity with UK targets

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:01

Dealmakers are confident that Britain’s decision to leave the single market and head for a “Hard Brexit” won’t impact cross-border M&A activity with UK targets, according to a study carried out by Intralinks. »

Jeremy Leach, MPG

Malta will be biggest Brexit beneficiary, says MPG

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 12:51

Malta will benefit more than any other financial centre in Europe from Brexit, according to international asset management firm Managing Partners Group (MPG). »

Paul Smith, CFA Institute

Investment professionals increasingly concerned about negative impact of geopolitical risks, says survey

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 10:08

Concern about the impact of geopolitical risk in the investment profession has grown since the UK’s decision to leave the European Union in July 2016, according to a poll of almost 1,500 investment professionals from around the world by the CFA Institute. »

Global Economic Outlook according to Zanny Minton Beddoes

Tue, 28/02/2017 - 12:13

Almost a year ago to the day, the Editor-in-Chief of The Economist, Zanny Minton Beddoes, took to the stage at SuperReturn International and gave us a fairly gloomy outlook on what 2016 had in store. »

Hard Brexit would damage EU and UK, say LPs

Mon, 05/12/2016 - 09:25

Two thirds of limited partners (LPs) say there would be a negative impact on the EU from a ‘hard’ Brexit – a separation of the UK from the EU involving significant restrictions on the UK’s access to the EU single market and strong immigration curbs. »

Richard Buxton, Old Mutual

Hammond is hardly top gear

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 18:24

The reaction of financial markets to the new Chancellor’s first, and last, Autumn Statement pretty much says it all – big surprises were conspicuously absent, but longer-term challenges remain, says Richard Buxton (pictured), Head of UK Equities, Old Mutual Global Investors… »

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