Total issuance in 1Q’15 came in at USD 49.0 billion (bn) as of March 31, up 2.3% quarter-over-quarter (qoq) from 4Q’14 (USD 47.9bn) and up 22.7% year-over-year (yoy), inclusive of high grade (HG… more
Chinese investment into Europe hits record high in 2014 · FDI transactions worth $18bn in past year, $55bn since 2009 · Investment doubled in 2014 after 2013 dip · UK, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Germany leading destinations · Food, Energy and Real Estate sectors of choice more
Earlier headlines in Japan have been dominated by a flurry of multi-year stockmarket highs and currency levels being hit. Digging a little deeper, though, we still find plenty of reasons to remain positive. more
Despite the usual turmoil along the way and ending on a weak note with Greek and Chinese-related turmoil, 2014-15 provided another year of solid returns for investors who were prepared to move beyond… more
Launched in 2011, the RQFII scheme was aimed at widening investment channels for overseas yuan-denominated securities on the Chinese mainland's capital market. Sitting alongside the foreign currency based… more
The sharp rally in Chinese share prices is not justified by the underlying fundamentals but it has considerable momentum and could continue for a while yet. A surge in China’s A-shares and, more recently… more
This is a question investors often ask themselves during a sustained rise in the markets.To find an answer, let’s try a little market trivia: How many times do you think the stock market has made a new… more
This paper examines the potential impact of US monetary normalisation on sovereign bond yields in Asia Pacific. We apply the quantile vector autoregressive model with principal component analysis to the… more
Crowdfunding is a new alternative for fund raising from the public to be used in a project or venture, typically via the internet. There are many types of crowdfunding, namely equity-based crowdfunding… more
Our recent Global Equity Forum took place in Australia in April 2015. The purpose of the forum was to share work from our research program with institutional clients and consultants. It was also an opportunity… more
Asset managers’ emphasis on robust service, solutions and advisory capabilities is increasing standards for client service across the industry. During the annual Canadian Institutional Investors Study… more
The cash flow characteristics of global listed infrastructure companies are what differentiate the asset class from its peers. The unique nature of these cash flows result from the essential services… more
The 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review is our largest and most comprehensive review of sovereign wealth funds and their investment activity yet, featuring detailed profiles for 73 sovereign wealth… more
While Australian shares remain in a longer term period of underperformance relative to global shares and US shares are also relatively vulnerable in the short term to Fed rate hikes, European shares look… more
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