Sentiment toward equities drops sharply in 2017, research shows

Sentiment toward equities drops sharply in 2017,...

Investor confidence in the stock market has halved in the past two years due to the joint impact of political uncertainty and low interest rates, according to research from the UK's Association of Investment Companies (AIC).

Published : 15, Feb 2017
HSBC GAM launches Asian high income product

HSBC GAM launches Asian high income product

HSBC GAM has launched a new product called the Asia High Income Bond Fund, which is said to have a balanced approach between the firm’s existing Asian bond and high yield strategy.

Published : 14, Feb 2017
Alexander Beard launches euro Sipp for British expats in France

Alexander Beard launches euro Sipp for British...

International IFA firm Alexander Beard has unveiled a euro-denominated self-invested personal pension (Sipp) aimed at British expats living in France.

Published : 13, Feb 2017
Regency adds terrorism cover to int'l medical policies

Regency adds terrorism cover to int'l medical...

Regency for Expats, part of the Regency Assurance Group, has announced plans to provide terrorism cover as part of its international private health insurance policies.

Published : 6, Feb 2017
Europe's ETF market hits record but sales growth slows

Europe's ETF market hits record but sales growth...

The European ETF market hit a new record in terms of total funds under management last year though the flow of money in the asset class slowed from the record levels of 2015, according to new data from Thomson Reuters Lipper.

Published : 30, Jan 2017
Pictet targets robotics in latest fund launch

Pictet targets robotics in latest fund launch

Pictet has launched a robotics-themed fund, which is tied to cyclicality and capex spending and linked to a country's economic health, according to Peter Lingen, the asset manager's Geneva-based senior manager for thematic equities.

Published : 23, Jan 2017
Standard Chartered, Allianz ink insurance distribution deal

Standard Chartered, Allianz ink insurance distribution...

Standard Chartered Bank has announced a 15-year deal with Allianz to sell its general insurance products, including travel, personal accident, fire and motor insurance products, across the bank’s retail banking network in five key markets across Asia.

Published : 19, Jan 2017
EI Sturdza launches actively managed strategic beta flex fund

EI Sturdza launches actively managed strategic...

EI Sturdza Investment Funds has launched a Dublin-domiciled Strategic Beta Flex Fund that invests in a globally diversified portfolio of equity funds and reduces volatility by partially or fully hedging the underlying market exposure.

Published : 18, Jan 2017
Columna Commodities Fund suspends redemptions

Columna Commodities Fund suspends redemptions

The Columna Commodities Fund, which "officially" invested in a range of commodity-linked assets, has suspended redemptions due to a failure to liquidate two of its investments.

Published : 18, Jan 2017
Nationwide to close Isle of Man offshore expat unit

Nationwide to close Isle of Man offshore expat...

Nationwide International, the Isle of Man-based offshore unit of UK retail bank Nationwide, has announced that it is closing its doors in summer 2017 in a move expected to affect thousands of British expats.

Published : 17, Jan 2017
SLI launches Sicav version of MyFolio fund range

SLI launches Sicav version of MyFolio fund range...

Standard Life Investments has launched an international version of its suite of multi-asset funds known as MyFolio, which will be initially available to advisers and their clients in Germany.

Published : 16, Jan 2017
Man GLG launches pan-European equity Ucits fund

Man GLG launches pan-European equity Ucits fund...

Discretionary fund manager Man GLG, part of investment management giant Man Group, has launched a pan-European Ucits fund for investors across Europe which will offer exposure to the region’s strongest companies.

Published : 11, Jan 2017
GAM expands systematic Ucits fund range

GAM expands systematic Ucits fund range

Swiss-based asset manager GAM has launched a Dublin-domiciled Ucits version of its CCP Core Macro fund, targeting strong systematic macro returns with annualised volatility of 10%.

Published : 10, Jan 2017
Zurich launches UK adviser platform with multi-application tool

Zurich launches UK adviser platform with multi-application...

Insurance giant Zurich has launched a protection platform where UK advisers can apply for multiple policies in one application.

Published : 5, Jan 2017
A ‘price haircut’ in prospect for funds in 2017

A ‘price haircut’ in prospect for funds in 2017...

Prices on funds are predicted to fall during 2017, in the wake of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) investigation into quasi-active portfolios, says Danny Knight, director of multi-asset at Old Mutual International.

Published : 23, Dec 2016
Generali Worldwide launches ‘highly interactive’ online planning tool

Generali Worldwide launches ‘highly interactive’...

Generali Worldwide has launched an online tool that allows financial advisers to analyse the progress of client plans and to financially assess the potential impact that altering various plan details would have on their objectives.

Published : 21, Dec 2016
Swiss firm aims to digitalise fund selection process

Swiss firm aims to digitalise fund selection process...

Zurich-based fund information provider fundinfo and its partner ifund services have launched Digital-Advisor, a fund selector that analyses both active and passive funds and match them to an investor’s preferences.

Published : 19, Dec 2016
BNY Mellon launches ‘global leaders’ fund

BNY Mellon launches ‘global leaders’ fund

BNY Mellon Investment Management has announced the launch of a new fund which will invest in up to 30 of the world’s biggest and most innovative companies.

Published : 8, Dec 2016
Neuberger Berman planning double multi asset-launch

Neuberger Berman planning double multi asset-launch...

Investment manager Neuberger Berman has announced it will launch two new multi-asset Ucits funds in the coming weeks.

Published : 6, Dec 2016
Northstar unveils index linked range with capital protection

Northstar unveils index linked range with capital...

Bermuda-based Northstar Financial Services has launched an S&P 500 index-linked product which will carry a 100% capital return guarantee.

Published : 2, Dec 2016

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