May 25, 2021

The Hot Topic: Index Governance and Regulation

The question of index governance and the regulation of index providers has been in the news a lot recently. ETFStream wrote on this subject yesterday, […]
May 13, 2021

Thematic investing: Customised indices are the solution, not the problem

Criticism of index proliferation risks counting the trees while failing to see the woods – and the real forces at play in the move to give […]
November 2, 2020

The benefits of UK insurers investing in USD-denominated corporate bonds

The Benefits of UK Insurers Investing in USD-denominated Corporate Bonds UK insurers may be tempted to invest in sterling corporate bonds in order to capture some […]
October 6, 2020

On committee-based index constituent selection and the power of index providers

Might some of the concerns surrounding the power of the dominant index providers be resolving themselves? The September issue of Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) published […]
July 31, 2020

Assessing risk in today’s US$ corporate bond market – updated

The potential economic impacts of the novel coronavirus have been likened to the Great Depression and a more severe version of the 2008 Great Financial Crisis. […]
July 24, 2020

Time to Act: EU confirms BMR end-2021 deadline for third country index administrators

Following a public consultation that launched in October 2019, the EU Commission announced on 24th July 2020 that it is proposing only limited changes to the EU benchmarks regulation.
July 1, 2020

On The Finer Details of Carry and Roll-Down Strategies

On The Finer Details of Carry and Roll-Down Strategies Carry and roll-down strategies are generally predicated on the presumption that the current yield curve is a […]
June 3, 2020

The Long and Short of the Gilt Market

The Long And Short Of The Gilt Market In recent years the gilt yield curve has maintained a particular shape, with long yields inverted. Alan Cubbon […]
May 26, 2020

The Fiduciary Duty of Product Issuers

It’s clear from recent comments by regulators and those closely associated with regulators that index providers are going to come under increased scrutiny in the near […]


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