From niche to global spotlight: the rise of ESGs

ESG. This acronym has been gaining strength and importance throughout the European institutions’ agendas and across industries, both locally and globally. Even if you’ve only heard the term in recent years, this pillar towards a greener economy has been around for a while. How did ESGs move from being niche …

Operating models in the Asset Management Industry: What’s next?

The asset and wealth management (AWM) industry’s revolution is ongoing. Assets under management (AuM) are increasing, as are costs and revenues. Although revenues costs have gone up, they’ve not grown at the same speed as revenues for many reasons, including economies of scale and the slow adoption of new technologies. …

Why alternative asset classes are critical for Sovereign Wealth Funds’ portfolios

Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) are becoming increasingly important in the institutional investor landscape thanks to advanced investment strategies and a solid growth in assets under management (AuM). Traditionally, SWFs followed a strategy that combined fixed-income products and equities. However, the introduction of monetary policies, such as quantitative easing and low …

Can MiFID II make Financial Markets more efficient after all?

With MiFID II now in full swing, anyone buying or selling stocks, bonds, foreign exchange, commodities or exchange-traded funds is now affected by the new standards. Improving investor confidence while strengthening the industry don’t come for free. On top of revising costs and charges, the Directive brings more choice and lower …

4 trends that will revolutionise Asset & Wealth Management

Change in Asset & Wealth Management (the ‘AWM industry’) is now accelerating at an exponential rate. Although the industry is set for growth over the next ten years, asset and wealth managers must become business revolutionaries, even disruptors, if they’re to survive and prosper. We’ve identified 4 interconnected trends that …

More billionaires. More billions. What’s in it for society?

Globally, the total wealth of billionaires rose by 17 percent in 2016 to USD 6.0 trillion. Despite a period of heightened geopolitical uncertainty, the world’s ultra-wealthy are flourishing. We’re analysing in this post the wider societal impact of billionaires in terms of job creation and providing access to cultural capital. Where …

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