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Clients are increasingly using alternative data in asset manager M&A, says eVestment

Clients are increasingly using alternative data in asset manager M&A, says eVestment

Investment professionals, financial executives and mergers and acquisition execs are increasingly using ‘alternative’ data to obtain a competitive edge. Satellite images of shopping centre parking lots, trucking schedules, mobile phone usage patterns and more can offer insights that create an edge in finding investment opportunities, vetting acquisition targets and closing deals.

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Transparency in alternative assets requires ‘collaborative partnership’ between investors and asset managers, says Northern Trust

Transparency in alternative assets requires ‘collaborative partnership’ between investors and asset managers, says Northern Trust

Northern Trust has released a white paper outlining key steps investment managers and investors can take to potentially achieve greater transparency in alternative investments such as hedge funds, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and natural resources.

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The importance of being liquid

The importance of being liquid

Much like a brooding teenager, cash has become a high maintenance asset class as a result of events over the last few years. Whether it is finding liquidity to put to work for new investment strategies (or, for that matter, support existing ones in terms of collateral management) or looking for ways to invest cash to improve investment yield, traditional approaches to liquidity management have become increasingly problematic.