FTX Debacle Highlights Key Points for Investor Due Diligence

Infrastructure Investment at an Inflection Point

Three Carbon-cutting Pitfalls – and How to Avoid Them

Global Macro – Sector in Brief

DNA of a Manager Search: Impact Real Estate

Downturn Reveals Resilience of Alternative Risk Premia

Defensive Equities and Market Downturns

Manager Intelligence and Market Trends - August 2022

Returns plus Resilience? A Closer Look at Leveraged Finance

Portfolio Protection and Overlays: Time for a Rethink?

Entering Leveraged Loans? Three Implementation Questions to Answer

Manager Intelligence and Market Trends - May 2022

Investor Spotlight: How AP1 is Driving Innovation in Manager Selection

Snap Poll: What are investors thinking now?

Illiquid Investments for Impact: Five Key Takeaway...

With a clear trend towards impact-oriented investment activity among bfinance’s global client base, the bfinance research team recently held an investor training seminar focusing on illiquid strategies: Impact Investing in Private Markets.

Are Your Asset Managers Equipped to Face Today’s C...

The profoundly altered work environment ushered in by COVID-19 has created new avenues for cyber-attacks—including collaboration tools, videoconferencing solutions, devices and cloud-based applications. Recent Operational Due Diligence (ODD) assessments show asset managers falling short on managing the risks.

Amid Macro Problems, Will Global Macro Provide Ans...

Investors holding stakes in global macro hedge funds have not enjoyed an easy ride over the past decade. Yet as inflation surges, oil prices rise, vaccine rollouts stall and the US Federal Reserve signals an early end to its bond-buying program, these strategies are receiving more attention due to their reputed ability to profit in times of pain.

How Have Managers Performed in China’s Stock Slump...

China A-Shares and All Shares equity managers broadly failed to outperform falling markets in the third quarter of 2021 – a disappointment that may surprise onlookers, given that active managers have historically generated outstanding relative returns in this asset class.

Investment Management Fees - Capturing Price Evolu...

The latest edition in bfinance’s biennial Investment Management Fees series. New analysis highlights areas where investors may be able to benefit from pricing trends, with ESG/Impact at the forefront.

New Perspectives on Asian Private Markets

Over the past decade, private markets in Asia Pacific have gradually achieved performance parity with those in Europe and North America, fuelling speculation amongst asset owners that these markets hold the potential for even greater upside as the world’s centre of gravity—as measured by global growth, population and prosperity—shifts to the East.

Carbon Cuts or Climate Impact? New Choices for Equ...

With the investment industry expecting significant outcomes from COP26 in November, climate risk management and portfolio carbon exposures have never been higher on investors’ agendas. Here, we examine today’s rapidly-changing menu of climate-aware equity strategies, which revolve around two (potentially conflicting!) themes: reducing carbon emissions and supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Impact in Private Equity - Sector in Brief

‘Impact’ private equity investing has become a distinct sub-sector, with a rapidly-increasing universe of dedicated funds and a stream of new managers entering the space. This brief review introduces today’s strategies, funds and investment challenges.

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