Inflows stall across emerging market funds in first for 2017

Inflows stall across emerging market funds in...

Emerging Market equity and bond funds ended their longest inflow streaks since 2013 during the second week of August as investors took some of their year-to-date gains off the table.

Published : 22, Aug 2017
Deutsche AM defends listed infrastructure investment

Deutsche AM defends listed infrastructure investment...

Following academic criticism that listed infrastructure investments don’t deliver infrastructure-like returns, Deutsche Asset Management’s head of liquid real assets for Asia & Europe has come to the asset class's defence.

Published : 22, Aug 2017
Goldman Sachs gets Saudi equities trading licence

Goldman Sachs gets Saudi equities trading licence...

Goldman Sachs received approval on Sunday to trade equities in Saudi Arabia, joining a growing cohort of western investment banks and fund managers expanding in the kingdom.

Published : 21, Aug 2017
European Wealth revamps fund to attract clients in Far East

European Wealth revamps fund to attract clients...

European Wealth has unveiled a new name and investment policy for its global opportunities fund in a push to attract new business in the Far East.

Published : 21, Aug 2017
In most sectors, indices beat active funds over a decade

In most sectors, indices beat active funds over...

Do active funds on average beat the performance of a relevant index over the very long term? Our sister publication Fund Selector Asia found that one sector stands alone.

Published : 21, Aug 2017
Preparing for a market correction – hedge or diversify?

Preparing for a market correction – hedge or diversify?...

The bulls and bears are out in force, divided over the prospect of a market correction in the near future, but is it wise to hedge equity exposure or is good old-fashioned diversification the way to go?

Published : 18, Aug 2017
Bull market party 'has to end'

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The problem with the dying days of an equity bull market is that it is difficult to be sure when it will end and how high it will go in the meantime. This, for Jim Wood-Smith, chief investment officer for private clients at Hawksmoor Investment Management, is the key dilemma in today’s markets. As he says: “We can see what will happen but we don’t know when.”

Published : 18, Aug 2017
Shift to defensive assets urges Architas

Shift to defensive assets urges Architas

Architas has warned that investors should begin shifting towards defensive assets before volatility strikes markets in the latter half of 2017.

Published : 17, Aug 2017
Could today's India outshine yesterday's China?

Could today's India outshine yesterday's China?...

Though it might be tempting to view today’s India as yesterday’s China, Rathbones’ head of asset allocation Ed Smith thinks the region's growth prospects could be even greater based on five key indicators.

Published : 17, Aug 2017
IMF warns of 'dangerous' trajectory for Chinese debt

IMF warns of 'dangerous' trajectory for Chinese...

China’s growth outlook is expected to improve between 2017 and 2021, but the country’s rising debt level skews the figures and raises strong concerns, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Published : 17, Aug 2017
Momentum Wealth Int’l adds ETFs to platform range

Momentum Wealth Int’l adds ETFs to platform range...

Guernsey-based platform Momentum Wealth International has introduced a range of ETFs for the first time, in the expectation that financial advisers will make increasing use of this type of investment vehicle in client portfolios.

Published : 17, Aug 2017
Analysis: Beware 'best buy' offers from fund supermarkets

Analysis: Beware 'best buy' offers from fund supermarkets...

Is there a potential conflict of interest arising from investment platforms or "fund supermarkets" recommending their own products to clients?

Published : 16, Aug 2017
Economics of ESG investing driving demand in Europe

Economics of ESG investing driving demand in Europe...

A growing number of institutional investors in Europe are embedding ESG analysis in their investment processes in response to regulatory pressure, consumer demand and a rising appetite for new sources of investment signals.

Published : 16, Aug 2017
Wide profit gap at FTSE 100 firms sparks talk results spun

Wide profit gap at FTSE 100 firms sparks talk...

The gap between stated and adjusted profits for FTSE 100 companies is at a 10-year high, according to AJ Bell which has raised fears firms are intentionally “muddying the waters”.

Published : 15, Aug 2017
Time to clear out the clutter of small funds?

Time to clear out the clutter of small funds?

Small and expensive, are funds that have failed to hit £10m ($13m, €11m) in assets just clogging up the investment universe?

Published : 15, Aug 2017
Why global bonds work as 'a hedge against equity market risk'

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Improving economic conditions are likely to create pockets of value in parts of the global bond market, according to Morningstar.

Published : 15, Aug 2017
Six of the best US ETFs

Six of the best US ETFs

Passive funds have enjoyed a stellar time in the US as valuations ride higher and higher. Here, IG Group's Oliver Smith looks at the six best ETFs to access booming US markets.

Published : 14, Aug 2017
Why the tech sector keeps on giving

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Technology shares worldwide had a roaring first half of 2017, but questions are now being asked about the outlook as concerns grow over the prospects for some of the sector’s biggest names.

Published : 14, Aug 2017
Inflation-linked bonds attractive despite uncertain outlook

Inflation-linked bonds attractive despite uncertain...

Despite a murkier outlook for global inflation, there could be “positive surprises” ahead which make inflation-linked bonds an attractive diversifier, Fidelity International says.

Published : 11, Aug 2017
Booming multi-asset funds not a ‘one stop solution’: BMO

Booming multi-asset funds not a ‘one stop solution’:...

Investors need to stop viewing 'Rubik's Cube' multi-asset funds as a one stop solution to deal with all their needs, BMO’s Gary Potter has said.

Published : 11, Aug 2017

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