Asset management

Private equity top choice for US, UK public pensions

Public pension plans in the United States and the United Kingdom tracked by eVestment, a specialist in institutional investment data and analytics, announced 233 new allocation commitments to private equity in the third quarter. This puts private equity investments in the number one spot for new...
iSTOXX FactSet Automation & Robotics Index licensed to BlackRock

STOXX Ltd, the operator of Deutsche Börse Group's index business and a global provider of index concepts, has licensed the iSTOXX FactSet Automation & Robotics Index to BlackRock. The asset manager is launching an exchange-traded fund (ETF) today, which is listed in Tokyo. The index is comprised of...
Private Equity sinks its teeth into tech

Private equity buyout firms are on course to make more investments in the technology sector in 2018 than in any year prior, according to a note issued today by private equity data specialist Preqin. As at November there have been 1,079 buyout-backed tech-focussed deals announced globally,...
Stakes for sterling traders rise on Brexit breakthrough

By John J Hardy, Head of FX Strategy at Saxo Bank Summary:  The EU and UK prime minister Theresa May's team have reached an agreement on Brexit terms, but sterling is stuck near unchanged from yesterday's levels as the next do-or-die step is today's UK government cabinet meeting to decide whether...
Blain's Morning Porridge 

Search for bright spots just got harder

Investors take fright

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