RAM investments launches long/short global equity Ucits fund

RAM investments launches long/short global equity...

RAM Active Investments, a Swiss-based private asset management firm, has launched a long/short global equities Ucits fund which aims to produce risk-adjusted returns, uncorrelated to broader market movements by investing in developed country stocks.

Published : 17, Jan 2017
Trump bump may have long legs – a bull’s view

Trump bump may have long legs – a bull’s view

The so called “Trump bump“, which sent the S&P 500 index of US shares to new highs at the end of last year, has caused many in the markets to become fearful of further gains, but Raymond James chief investment strategist Jeffrey Saut believes we may only be in the early stages of a bull run.

Published : 17, Jan 2017
Jersey regulator launches campaign against mis-selling

Jersey regulator launches campaign against mis-selling...

The Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) has teamed up with the Personal Finance Society (PFS) to launch a public awareness campaign on investment mis-selling in response to increasing numbers of local investors losing their savings through high-risk investments.

Published : 16, 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
Allianz favours short duration bonds as market volatility grows

Allianz favours short duration bonds as market...

Interest rate volatility has spiked and investors are urged to stay away from bonds with long maturities, especially in developed markets, according to Allianz Global Investors' chief investment officer, Malie Conway.

Published : 16, Jan 2017
Challenging short termism among investors

Challenging short termism among investors

After a year of political surprises, and more bumps in the road to come, Investec Wealth & Investment’s Chris Hill is gearing up his portfolios to take advantage of the inevitable market wobbles.

Published : 16, Jan 2017
Axa IM launches global ‘robotech’ fund

Axa IM launches global ‘robotech’ fund

Axa Investment Managers has launched a Luxembourg-domiciled global fund focussing on robotics and automation systems, following an active, unconstrained, multi-cap, strategy.

Published : 13, Jan 2017
Asia Pacific ETF assets lag other regions despite record year

Asia Pacific ETF assets lag other regions despite...

Asia Pacific ex-Japan ETF/ETP assets hit a record high of $135bn (£110bn, €127bn) in 2016, but still only account for 4% of the industry's global assets, according to ETFGI.

Published : 13, Jan 2017
Asset managers must ‘innovate and industrialise’

Asset managers must ‘innovate and industrialise’...

The asset management industry is facing an innovation dilemma as it struggles to free itself from encumbered business models and embrace industrialisation, says Matthew Lamb, chief executive of Pacific Asset Management.

Published : 13, Jan 2017
UK charge comparison regime ‘not fit for purpose’

UK charge comparison regime ‘not fit for purpose’...

Key financial illustrations (KFIs) that are intended to help people compare pension and investment product charges in the UK are not fit for purpose and are “the worst possible example of information overload”, says AJ Bell marketing director Billy Mackay.

Published : 12, Jan 2017
Value factor shines as past winners turn into losers

Value factor shines as past winners turn into...

Value stocks were the stellar performers in all equity markets in 2016. The three factors that had shown most outperformance in recent years, however, disappointed investors last year.

Published : 12, Jan 2017
‘Highly unlikely’ Providence investors will get money back

‘Highly unlikely’ Providence investors will get...

Investors in the doomed Guernsey-based Providence Investment Funds have been told it is “highly unlikely” they will receive any money back, as a campaign group is set up on their behalf to target an FCA-regulated firm it claims is behind the funds’ promotion.

Published : 12, Jan 2017
Swiss bank Syz exits Asia to focus on Europe

Swiss bank Syz exits Asia to focus on Europe

Switzerland's Banque Syz has closed its asset management unit in Hong Kong to focus on European markets in the latest step towards consolidation in Asia's wealth management industry.

Published : 12, 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
Asset managers and their very rosy outlook for 2017

Asset managers and their very rosy outlook for...

Asset managers see global economic growth accelerating this year, extending an eight-year equity bull market beyond 2017. Fund buyers, however, are a little more guarded.

Published : 11, Jan 2017
India the biggest concern for emerging markets, says Mobius

India the biggest concern for emerging markets,...

November’s surprise ban of large currency bills in India is one of the greatest single-country risks in emerging markets, Mark Mobius, executive chairman of the Templeton emerging markets group, told our sister publication Fund Selector Asia.

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
Fund managers pick China asset classes for 2017

Fund managers pick China asset classes for 2017...

Blue chip stocks in Hong Kong look attractive as the MSCI moves toward a decision on including China in its emerging market indices later this year, according to fund managers.

Published : 10, Jan 2017
Malaysian asset manager launches first sukuk Ucits fund

Malaysian asset manager launches first sukuk Ucits...

The Irish unit of Malaysia-headquartered CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management has launched its first global sukuk Ucits fund.

Published : 10, Jan 2017
Investors dump bonds as reflation trade takes hold

Investors dump bonds as reflation trade takes...

European investors sold off all types of bonds and bought US equities in November as bond yields and inflation expectations surged. Has the great rotation now finally started?

Published : 9, Jan 2017

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