Where to now? Try greenfields infrastructure

With equities and bonds both fully priced, investors are increasingly looking at alternative strategies. A new one, although difficult to access, is ‘greenfields infrastructure’. According to David Neal, the chief executive of IFM Investors and a former CIO and chief

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Small caps stay agile amidst China crackdown

As a far-reaching regulatory crackdown rolls through Asian markets, Elizabeth Soon, portfolio manager for PineBridge, leans on one key lesson from her thirty years in equity markets: volatility brings opportunity. “People become fearful when markets fall and they sell, but

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Negative correlation threatens flip

The negative correlation between bond and equity returns is taken as scripture in financial markets. But Capital Fund Management (CFM) warns that the times may be changing.   The negative correlation between bond and equity returns is the (relatively) simple

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Epsilon gets on at the ground floor

Australia’s direct lending market is set to take off as the big banks withdraw and investors realise the vast opportunities offered by the businesses that form the backbone of corporate Australia. “We want to grow this market, because we believe

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… Climate reporting to ‘cool manager profits’

Imminent climate disclosure obligations could dent fund manager profits by up to 1 per cent while increasing retail manager fees as much as 2.2 per cent, according to an NZ Government report. Analysis by New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation

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VCs tuck into alternative meat raisings

Early stage investors are starting to broaden their appetite for carbon-reducing new technologies, looking for opportunities in nascent industries such as plant-based foods. According to the latest figures from Preqin, the global alternatives research house, the value of capital raisings

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A case study in AI for funds management

The term ‘big data’ has not resonated with investors in the way that the term ‘artificial intelligence’ has. Marrying the two helps. Now applying them to the ESG trend helps a lot more. Andy Moniz, a quantitative fund manager with

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