Hedge funds are changing their fee structures. A new climate change index from FTSE Russell. Turning the branch into an advice center. And much more in this week’s briefing.
The BoC held its rate steady at 1.75%: Poloz flags growing trade risks but keeps rates firmly on hold
The U.S. inflation rate fell to 1.6% in June: Consumer prices edge up in June, CPI shows, but inflation is still quite tame
Canadian housing starts rose to 246,000 in June: Canadian housing starts rise in June: CMHC
The debt ceiling may need to be raised by September: U.S. debt ceiling fears surface in “kink” in Treasury bill yield curve as drop-dead date approaches
A new climate change index from FTSE Russell: FTSE Russell launching climate change index for sovereign bonds
MSCI to provide ESG ratings on funds and ETFs: MSCI adds ESG ratings to 32,000 funds and ETFs
New guidelines on performance reporting from the CFA Institute: CFA Institute unveils new global investment standards
A look at the benefits of using multifactor ETFs: Why use multifactor ETFs?
News and notes (U.S.)
A look at the hedge fund industry in June: State of the industry – June, 2019
Hedge funds soared higher in the first half of 2019: Hedge funds post best first half in decade
Will there be a rebound in PE-backed exits?: Will US PE exits make up for lost time in the second half of 2019?
PE funds selling at a premium: The private equity funds selling for more than they’re worth
Charles Schwab adds more funds to its commission-free ETF platform: Schwab adds 25 ETFs to commission-free platform
Mutual fund sales and performance over the past two weeks: Mutual funds scorecard: July 9 edition
News and notes (Canada)
CIBC purchases U.S. investment banking firm: CIBC signs deal to buy Milwaukee-based boutique investment bank Cleary Gull
RBC purchases WayPay: RBC buys accounts payable specialist WayPay
Mercer and Wealthsimple partner to create a savings and advice solution: Mercer partners with Wealthsimple for digital investing solution
Canadians finding it difficult to move into higher income brackets: Canadian families are increasingly stuck in their income niche, StatsCan finds
Canadian ETFs experienced outflows in June: ETF flows flat in June as investors get defensive
On the pulse – New frontiers in fintech
A look at five fintech trends: Here is a look at where fintech is leading us and why
Understanding the bank-fintech partnership: Banks and fintech partnerships: A clash of extremes
Banking customers still demand human contact: Financial services customers set to embrace AI but human contact still vital
Turning the branch into an advice center: Branches should be advice centers, but are banks ready?
Creating highly personalized products and services: The market of one
Keeping AI ethical in corporate finance: Preventing unethical use of AI in corporate finance transactions
Advisors should be adopting new technologies: Why more advisors are embracing financial planning technology
JPMorgan enters robo-advice arena: JPMorgan rolls out robo-advisor
The way the wealthy spend their money may be surprising: How do the wealthy spend their money?
The net worth of high-net-worth individuals fell: Wealth declines among the global rich after seven years of growth
A look at some traits of billionaires: The secrets of self-made billionaires
Polls & surveys – What financials are saying
Hedge funds are changing their fee structures (AIMA): Hedge funds replacing ‘2 and 20’ with more flexible fees: study
U.S., Canadian and Japanese investors typically hold their investments for over four years (Schroders): U.S. investors most patient, and demanding, in world, study says