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Global effects of shareholder activism to be felt more than ever in the year ahead: JP Morgan

SINGAPORE (Jan 17): With  potentially volatile stock prices on the horizon, the impact of activists and shareholder activism – now permanent features of global capital markets – will be felt more than ever in 2019, says JP Morgan.

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2019 will be a banner year for private markets, says BlackRock

SINGAPORE (Jan 7): Private markets are set to become particularly popular this year as institutional investors turn to private markets to mitigate risks amid rising concerns about a downturn in the economic cycle.

Based on BlackRock’s annual survey of global institutions, over half (56%) of the fund manager’s clients stated that the possibility of the cycle turning as one of the most important macro risks influencing their rebalancing and asset allocation plans.

Emerging tech seen as key to keeping up with investment growth objectives: State Street

SINGAPORE (Dec 12): A recent survey of over 500 global asset managers shows that more than two thirds, or 68%, of global institutional investors are concerned about their ability to hit their growth objectives within the current market environment.

Published by State Street Corporation, the study entitled New Routes to Growth found a majority 72% of asset owners expect to adopt a more defensive investment strategy going forward, with the same proportion of asset managers intending to slow their plans for expansion over the next five years.

Here’s the No. 1 risk weighing on investors’ minds this year

SINGAPORE (Sept 13): Geopolitics is now the leading concern among global institutional investors, overshadowing fears of rising interest rates and an economic slowdown.

This is according to the fifth global RiskMonitor study conducted by Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) for 2017, and marks the first time geopolitics has topped the list of risk factors since the study was launched in 2013.

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