Investment Banking MC

Investment Banking MC

Three Issues Facing Global Markets

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Killian Plastow, InvestorDaily

Investors should be wary of uncertainty around the Chinese market, high levels of fiscal debt and slowing global growth, according to Columbia Threadneedle Investments.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments chief investment officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and global head of equities, Mark Burgess, says the “underlying macro backdrop” is not conducive to “rampant market returns”.

Mr Burgess pointed to China’s debt-driven growth strategy as a primary concern for global markets, noting that there was growing concern about “China’s ability to both sustain its growth and engineer a soft landing” without triggering a credit crisis.

The rest of this article can be found at investordaily.com.au.

BNP Paribas Securities Services New Head of PE and Real Estate

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Kerrie Sydee, Financial Standard

BNP Paribas Securities Services has appointed a new head of private equity and real estate.

Taking on the role is Cleyde Hazell, who commenced the positon in May 2016.

Hazell joins BNP Paribas from JPMorgan Chase & Co where she held the role of vice president – head of managed funds, private equity and real estate, MHR & Transfer Agency.

The rest of this article can be found at financialstandard.com.au.

Sustainability Increasingly Important for Investors: BCG

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Gregory Unruh, David Kiron, Nina Kruschwitz, Martin Reeves, Holger Rubel, and Alexander Meyer zum Felde, BCG Perspectives

Sustainability is increasingly important for investors, as evidence mounts that companies’ environmental, social, and governance performance has an impact on long-term financial success.

BCG’s seventh sustainability report in collaboration with MIT Sloan Management Review found that 75% of senior executives in investment firms see a company’s sustainability performance as materially important to their investment decisions—and nearly half would not invest in a company with a poor sustainability track record. However, only 60% of managers in publicly traded companies believe that good sustainability practices influence investment decisions.

The report, Investing for a Sustainable Future: Investors Care More About Sustainability Than Many Executives Believe, is based on a survey of more than 3,000 executives and managers from more than 100 countries.

The rest of this article can be found at bcgperspectives.com.

Largest Amount of Developing Asia FDI in Singapore

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Silvia Pavoni, The Banker

Singapore attracted the largest amount of financial services foreign direct investment (FDI) of all Asian emerging markets during the 12 months to the end of January 2016. Just less than $1.1bn reached the city-state’s financial centre in the period, according to estimates by greenfield investment monitor fDi Markets. Shanghai is a close second, with inflows of $1bn.

The rest of this article can be found at thebanker.com.

2015 Saw 37% Growth in ETF Take-Up

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Adrian Flores, InvestorDaily

More than 200,000 Australian investors now own an ETF, according to new research conducted by Investment Trends.

The research, commissioned by BetaShares, shows the number of investors using ETFs increased 37 per cent to 202,000 in the 12 months to October 2015.

This was up from 146,000, exceeding Investment Trends’ projected growth expectations from the previous year’s report.

The rest of this article can be found at investordaily.com.au.

Asia-Pacific Led Energy M&A in 2015

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Darryl Yu, The Asset

Despite the drop in commodity prices such as oil, Asia-Pacific was a bright spot for energy M&A deals in 2015. Last year alone there were 200 completed energy deals in the region, slightly less compared to 2014 statistics.

“Driven by ongoing uncertainty towards global market conditions, energy corporates have been rationalizing their operations in the region,” highlights a research note from international law firm Eversheds.

The rest of this article can be found at theasset.com.

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