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Insurance companies can invest premiums in the funds while waiting to pay out claims. In recent years they’ve suffered from low interest rates because their portfolios are mostly composed of bonds. In 2014, only 26 percent of the firms had their...

"The group of banks just below the bulge bracket are seeing opportunities in the bulge bracket's pullback from certain businesses and clients," Kevin McPartland told Business Insider. "They can in many cases provide higher-touch service to clients...

Investors have been warming up to bond ETFs. In a recent survey, Greenwich Associates found that 68% of institutions—insurers, investment managers, advisors, and institutional funds—increased their use of bond ETFs over the last three years. For 84...

Quant Hedge Funds Boom in Asia

November 10, 2016

Jivan Sidhu says institutional investors in Asia are showing more interest in algorithmic funds. Of the 200 Asian institutions tracked by Greenwich Associates, about 25% are either investing in computer-driven or related strategies or considering...

A recent study released by Greenwich Associates referred to non-bank liquidity providers (LPs) creating a more liquid, transparent and efficient FX market in the long term. Of the more than 1,600 global investors interviewed for the study, 5% had...

Earlier this year, Greenwich Associates estimated that the annual pool of cash equity commissions paid by institutional investors to brokers on U.S. equity trades in 2016 to be $9.65 billion. This amount is down more than 30% from its 2009 peak.

“In theory, a Republican-led Washington should bring with it a certain level of deregulation,” said Kevin McPartland. “But Trump isn’t your typical GOP president-elect, so his exact focus and its impact on markets is still a big unknown. That said,...

Asian trade finance remains a buyers’ market, with companies able to secure rock-bottom pricing from a host of banks fighting to win their business. However, both banks and corporates are starting to adjust to the new normal of low rates and...

According to Greenwich Associates, 32% of the firms have no social media marketing strategy, and only 38% of asset managers use paid (or sponsored) advertising on social media. 

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