Institutional investors in Europe favour fixed-income and alternative assets as they continue de-risking their portfolios, with a focus on cost-effective market exposure and downside protection
European exchanges record higher trading volumes in investment certificates and leverage products in the first quarter of the year
Third-generation, dynamic commodity strategies are on the rise as increasingly sophisticated investors seek to capitalise on fast-changing trends in commodities
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