Key 2019 trends for the endowment, foundation, and nonprofit marketplace. Assessment of investment strategies continues to be critical for 2019, with continued market volatility despite early gains.Heightened fiduciary responsibility remains an important topic, while diversifying fundraising strategies and revenue sources is still a strong focus.Many nonprofits are seeking ways to grow their endowment funds.
Tech advancements are transforming infrastructure opportunities in project finance.Funding for infrastructure assets has shifted with less coming from commercial banks and more capital coming institutional investors.Technology is impacting infrastructure with the telecom industry moving from 4g to 5g, causing a larger demand for location-specific data centers.An abundance of capital allows independent third-party trustees the opportunity to partner with many sources.
With recent macroeconomic and geopolitical events, including Brexit, new questions have cropped up and market participants have been on the lookout for clues as to how the industry moves forward from here.
Brexit has caused uncertainty in many markets, and because auto ABS paper has a relatively short maturity, the effects of Brexit remain to be seen.
Negative interest rates in Europe have attracted more investors into the European auto ABS market.