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November 22, 2022
Recent data shows that in the first nine months of 2022, investors in Europe favored “dark green” investment funds with specific sustainable investment objectives over those that broadly integrate or promote environmental, social, and governance (ESG) characteristics. The EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) lays out three categories for investment funds to identify with...
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November 17, 2022
In the institutional market, understanding the business model of your counterparties is paramount. Following the financial crisis of 2008, regulatory initiatives in the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market have made this a key focus. The question is: Will the FTX bankruptcy be enough to push through new reforms in the digital assets markets? A lot more will be uncovered in the coming...
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November 1, 2022
Investment firms designing their technology stack historically had a choice: best-of-breed or integrated solutions. Best-of-breed applications offered strong functionality, but firms struggled with integration, upgrades, adding new functionality, and an exponential increase in cost and complexity that often left them stuck on legacy and unsupported versions of software. Alternatively,...
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September 6, 2022
The idea of a one-stop capital provider may soon become a reality thanks to a growing number of alternative investment managers. Private credit markets offer strong cash yields and high returns, as well as the chance to diversify an investment portfolio. But the increase in private market deals means that capital markets firms need better processes to manage their deal life cycles.  There...
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August 10, 2022
In 2021, the hedge fund industry posted double digit returns for the second year in a row, but not everything was rosy. According to the Barclays Hedge Fund Index, hedge funds returned 10.22% in 2021, significantly lagging the S&P 500, which posted a 26.89% return over the same period. Last year’s performance was truly nonlinear, punctuated by disparate returns across strategies. Managing...
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July 21, 2022
The Great Resignation—a phenomenon in which an unprecedented number of employees worldwide quit their jobs over the past few years—has ushered in novel ways of thinking about workplace culture. Employees are prioritizing a better work-life balance, remote and hybrid options, and higher pay. Many companies have sought to adapt to these shifting expectations, but a talent gap—or labor shortage—...
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July 14, 2022
The “super broker” business model pioneered by Robinhood took advantage of digital advancement, accelerated the adoption of gamification, made it easier than ever to participate in the stock market, and revolutionized the account opening process to commission-free trading. With so much to offer, it looked revolutionary—and it still is. But the meme stock event in January 2021 challenged the...
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April 22, 2022
2021 offered another wild year for the global markets, punctuated by disparate returns across asset classes and volatility. The volatility in the market combined with ongoing remote working situations and volume spikes from individual investors added to the complexities of optimizing trading alpha and created new challenges for traders and solutions providers alike.   When we asked...
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February 8, 2022
Despite the continuing pandemic, the end of 2021 brought hope with it. Many offices began to reopen, and more people felt that they could socialize more freely with loved ones. And throughout all the ups and downs of COVID-19, capital markets continued to innovate, offer new products, and monetize change. Last year also saw the introduction of a series of regulations, many of which had...
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Scott Porter
January 29, 2021
By Spencer Mindlin and Christian Benson If you’re confused about what’s been going on with GameStop and its wider implications, you’re not alone. Throughout this week, I have been receiving inquiries from friends and colleagues keen to understand what this all means. The truth is that, far from being a simple market occurrence, the events of the past week represent the intersection of...
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Spencer Mindlin

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