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Manager Intelligence and Market Trends - November 2020

Secondaries Surge: Four Questions for Private Market Investors

Real Estate Upheaval Puts Manager Discipline in the Spotlight

Benchmarking Alternative Risk Premia

Investors Eye Trade Finance amid COVID Storm as Banks Ship Out

The Rise of Fixed Income Factor Investing

Mid-year Review: Five Findings on Manager Performance

Manager Intelligence and Market Trends - August 2020

Testing Times for Infrastructure Investment Resilience

Rethinking China’s Role in Emerging Market Equity Portfolios

Investors Eye REITs amid Uneven Rebound

Investor Spotlight: Storebrand’s ESG Journey from Exclusions to Solutions

Do Listed Infrastructure and REITs Work Better Tog...

Amid the recent rise of Listed Infrastructure and REITs, one particularly notable change is the emergence of strategies that incorporate both of these strategies within one offering.

Direct Lending: to Cycle or Not to Cycle?

The start of 2020 has brought a slew of commentary on cooling appetite for direct lending, with the release of data showing a second year-on-year decline in private debt fundraising.

DNA of a Manager Search: Real Estate Debt

Today, investors in many illiquid asset classes are seeking subsectors and asset managers that can defy the overall yield compression of the last five years.

Manager Intelligence and Market Trends - January 2...

bfinance’s quarterly report in January 2020: read the team’s latest insights on institutional investor activity, risk appetite, market developments and asset manager performance across all major asset classes.

Real Asset Debt: Lessons from Manager Selection

With a wave of pension and insurance investors entering real estate debt or infrastructure debt for the first time, three “DNA of a Manager Search” case studies provide practical insights into an increasingly diverse and rapidly evolving sector.

How Can Trustees Ensure Value for Money?

How can pension fund trustees provide effective governance on the subject of cost? Ensuring value for money is central to fulfilling fiduciary duty. Yet this remains a challenging and opaque subject, where overly simplistic comparisons and metrics can do more harm than good.

Investor Spotlight: Small Insurer Boosts Sophistic...

Foresters Friendly has been drawing the attention of the insurance investment industry in 2019, with accolades for its new approach featuring a high-quality multi-asset solution complemented by new forays into private markets.

Hedge Funds Bounce Back, but Big Test Remains

“It ain’t over til it’s over,” in the famed words of Yogi Berra. This is certainly true of annual performance figures, as the final ‘quarta horribilis’ of 2018 reminded market participants. With that essential caveat, 2019 is well on track to be a far better year for hedge funds than the previous one, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index up 6.2% to end-October and the HFM Global Index up 5.6%.

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