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Compliance: what the buy-side can learn from the sell-side

The Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), which came into force in July this year and builds on the 2013 Directive, has strengthened the hand of the regulator.

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How to assess macro developments โ€“ a case for Game Theory

It is no secret the last few months have posed significant challenges for investors with various events having a sizeable impact on markets. Of these, the UKโ€™s decision to leave the EU is the most obvious, but numerous others have all impacted markets at a macro level in some way. There are now others on the horizon โ€“ the repercussions of the US presidential election alone may be substantial, even before others are considered.

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The Job Interview – PPF head of investment strategy Ian Scott

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has appointed Ian Scott as head of investment strategy. He was previously head of global equities at Barclays.

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The next frontier for systematic investing: fixed income

In an environment of low or negative yields, institutional investors face a challenge to generate sufficient returns and match liabilities. Systematic investment strategies are well developed and understood in equity markets, but they are scarcely utilised in fixed-income markets despite their potential to enhance returns.

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What does 2017 have in store for global investors?

For global investors, 2017 is shaping up to be another year where top down global, political and policy developments will have an outsized impact on investment returns.ย  Seismic geopolitical events marked 2016 as a game-changer across the global political landscape, with significant implications for economies and markets. These shifting forces create an environment in which investors may need to align their strategy to ever-more nuanced return and yield opportunities, and revisit their defensive strategies for uncertain times ahead.

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