The Logic of Investing in Logistics

In this article we are going to discuss the increasing importance of logistics real estate and the trends that affected the sector in Europe. We will then explain the main drivers of demand and supply for logistic properties and how these are likely to change in the future years. Finally, after having analyzed the pros […]

Are Absolute Returns Absolutely Impossible?

This article discusses absolute return funds implemented by UCITS funds. With the reappearance of volatility in the markets – not just in equity markets but also in other assets classes e.g. fixed income or hard assets as well as among markets globally – absolute return funds, with their promise to protect capital in any market […]

Virtu Financial IPO: paving the way for high-frequency trading?

Virtu Financial Inc.; market cap (as of 17/04/2015): $3.2bn Introduction On April 16, Virtu Financial, one of the world’s largest high-frequency trading companies, commenced trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “VIRT”. The initial public offering, first ever in the HFT sector, proved successful as the company raised close to $314.1m, selling 16.5m shares […]