FactSet a provider of integrated financial information, and analytical applications, is to acquire Truvalue Labs, a specialist AI-driven environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data.
ETF assets are on a roll and currently predicted to grow to USD50 trillion by 2030, driven by their improved regulatory status in the US, with the arrival of the ETF rule, and the rise of active funds, including the semi and non-transparent version. July saw the launches of actively managed ETFs exceed passive ETFs for the first time.
As the mass affluent investor segment is tipped for growth, wealth managers should ensure they have scalable solutions to manage the potential increase in client numbers which could come with capturing the progress in this area.
The ASEAN region has demonstrated itself as a major area for investment and potential growth. However, much of this growth is still on the horizon and yet to be materialised. For the prospects of the ASEAN region to reach their true potential, the current environment requires cost efficiency, scalability and talent. These are critical factors to creating a supportive ecosystem.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has been proactive and transparent with licensing requirements, compared to other jurisdictions. The Digital Acceleration Grant (DAG) programme incentivises firms to modernise operations, equipping smaller managers with the necessary technology and helping new funds get off the ground. This programme, coupled with geopolitical influences, contributes to Singapore accelerating as a safe-haven for money and financial institutions.
As managers continue to look for opportunity beyond their domestic borders, their need for service providers who provide a consistent experience across jurisdictions becomes more pronounced. Further, having that experience tailored to their unique needs is held in even higher esteem.
With the profound impacts of Covid-19 continuing to reverberate around the world, it is notable how robust the funds industry has been during the last six months. In Ireland, like elsewhere, significant redemptions were registered in March as investors sought to reduce risk and increase liquidity.
By A Paris – The Irish funds industry has demonstrated its resilience as it continues to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic with its head held high. Despite the global market turbulence, Ireland continued to benefit from the Brexit fallout as large global managers chose to open operations in the jurisdiction and Ireland’s commitment to ESG growth is sustained.
State Street Corporation has been appointed to provide a range of ETF servicing solutions for three Natixis Investment Managers’ active exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
Vident Investment Advisory expands sub-advisory portfolio management & trading capabilities into non-transparent ETFs
Vident Investment Advisory (VIA), a subsidiary of Vident Financial LLC, is enhancing its core exchange traded fund (ETF) sub-advisory business to also include non-transparent ETFs.