LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – A growing number of asset
managers are looking for better ways to insulate their portfolio
from risk given that many types of investment have been moving
One idea gaining ground is known as “factor investing”,
which seeks to spread risks by mixing investments within asset
classes – challenging the conventional wisdom that bond holdings
can offset the risks of holding stocks, for instance.
LONDON (Reuters) – Companies around the world are increasingly turning to equity issuance to raise capital, a sign of growing corporate and investor confidence that could create a virtuous circle for the economy and financial markets.
Both primary and secondary issuance is picking up steam, with Twitter becoming the latest company to announce plans to raise equity in an initial public offering on Thursday.
LONDON (Reuters) – Growing M&A activity and increasing investment suggest that firms are finally putting their massive cash piles to work, a trend which is likely to give equity markets another leg-up towards the end of the year.
Deals such as Verizon’s $130 billion swoop for the rest of its U.S. wireless business have pushed this year’s global M&A volume to $1.56 trillion, up 1 percent from the same period last year, according to Thomson Reuters data.