Monday morning briefing

Posted by extadmin - March 16, 2020 - Categories: Marketing

Private equity could get more aggressive. The wealthy are focused on minimizing losses. SEC looking to confirm adherence to ESG principles. And much more in this week’s briefing.

Economic/industry news

The Fed reduces its central interest rate to 0%–0.25%: Federal Reserve cuts rate to zero and launches massive $700 billion quantitative easing program

The BoC makes emergency rate cut: Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate to 0.75%

The ECB announces stimulus measures: ECB to let banks run lower capital levels to deal with virus

BoE lowers Bank Rate to 0.25%: Bank of England cuts interest rate to 0.25%

The economic growth of G20 nations slowed in the fourth quarter of 2019: G20 growth was sluggish prior to COVID-19

How to help the U.S. economy: Cut payroll taxes? No, Trump should stimulate ventilator companies

SEC looking to confirm adherence to ESG principles: ESG funds might soon have to prove to SEC they’re actually ESG 

Managing investors amid volatile markets: How advisors manage market volatility

News and notes (U.S.)

Private equity could get more aggressivePrivate equity firms won’t waste another crisis

How COVID-19 will change the environment for M&ACoronavirus alters the merger playbook for dealmakers

It’s time to buy, according to Howard Marks: Oaktree’s Howard Marks says he’s starting to find bargains to buy

Reforming insurance investment disclosures: SEC reforms insurance investment disclosure

News and notes (Canada)

Harvest launches unhedged units of three ETFs: Harvest announces unhedged units of three ETFs

Total value of Canadian PE deals declined last year: Private equity investment dipped in 2019: report

IIROC may loosen some regulatory requirements: Compliance requirements may be eased amid COVID-19 concerns

Private pension assets grew in the third quarter of 2019: Pension assets up: StatsCan

On the pulse – New frontiers in fintech

Moving to the cloud: Run your bank in the cloud: Crazy or fintech smart?

How COVID-19 could impact the fintech sector: How the coronavirus could positively and negatively affect fintechs

The challenges facing a fintech startup: 4 hurdles every fintech startup must overcome

Could branches go obsolete?: Why customers won’t set foot in banks in the future

AI is contributing positively to the sales process: Making the sale with AI and data

What you need to know about PSD2: The PSD2 deadline: 8 things businesses needs to know

High-net-worth topics

The wealthy are focused on minimizing losses: How wealthy investors are managing their portfolios amid the coronavirus scare

Here are the best cities for the high-net-worth: Top 12 global cities for the ultra-wealthy

Polls & surveys – What financials are saying

Private equity allocations set to rise in 2020 (Torys LLP): Pension funds set to increase private equity allocations: survey

Younger generation struggling to get quality advice (Betterment): Millennials, Gen Z try to build retirement savings but face obstacles: Betterment

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