Sterling takes fright from Conservatives’ shrinking election lead

Sterling takes fright from Conservatives’ shrinking...

The British currency has suffered its biggest fall since April after a poll suggested the Conservative party’s lead in the UK general election had diminished.

Published : 26, May 2017
BNP Paribas rebrands and targets three key markets

BNP Paribas rebrands and targets three key markets...

BNP Paribas Investment Partners is targeting Germany, China and the US as the three key markets where it can accelerate sales growth significantly, the firm revealed in a 2020 strategic plan statement.

Published : 24, May 2017
Investors put their money where their mouth is

Investors put their money where their mouth is...

European investors did in April what could, or perhaps even should, be expected from them: they sold US equities and bought the assets they said they would.

Published : 24, May 2017
Warning of ‘volatile summer for markets’ due to Trump and China

Warning of ‘volatile summer for markets’ due to...

Financial markets could turn volatile this summer after one of the biggest multi-asset investing teams in the City of London warned its forecasting models were indicating possible trouble ahead.

Published : 24, May 2017
Invesco Powershares launches ‘unique’ S&P 500 Ucits ETF

Invesco Powershares launches ‘unique’ S&P 500...

Invesco PowerShares, the exchange-traded funds arm of Invesco, has launched a refined version of an S&P 500 ETF under the Ucits framework.

Published : 23, May 2017
Majority of emerging markets funds in Asia underperform

Majority of emerging markets funds in Asia underperform...

More than half of emerging market equity funds available for sale in Hong Kong and Singapore underperform the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, FE data shows.

Published : 23, May 2017
China to lift curbs on foreign fund offshore investments

China to lift curbs on foreign fund offshore investments...

China is set to lift a two-year suspension on foreign funds raising money in the country to invest overseas, a sign that Beijing is loosening its grip on personal wealth leaving the country.

Published : 23, May 2017
ANALYSIS: Why SRI trackers have outperformed

ANALYSIS: Why SRI trackers have outperformed

Some sustainable index trackers have outperformed their plain vanilla peers since they were established a few years ago, while others haven't.

Published : 22, May 2017
Regulatory delays bite Philippine's fund industry

Regulatory delays bite Philippine's fund industry...

Local fund managers in the Philippines are still waiting for a series of key regulatory changes that could drive industry growth, according to Valerie Pama, Manila-based president of Sun Life Asset Management in the Philippines.

Published : 22, May 2017
ANALYSIS: EM outperformance – will the consensus hold?

ANALYSIS: EM outperformance – will the consensus...

There seems to be an investor consensus that emerging market stocks will continue to outperform both in the short and medium term.

Published : 19, May 2017
WisdomTree offers short-duration SHAG to investors

WisdomTree offers short-duration SHAG to investors...

WisdomTree has united with Bloomberg Barclays to launch SHAG, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) targeting short-duration US fixed income.

Published : 19, May 2017
What do investors use ETFs for?

What do investors use ETFs for?

The use of index trackers by professional investors has skyrocketed in recent years. Investors have been attracted by the easy access to ETFs, their transparency and of course their low fees. But what do they exactly use ETFs for? Greenwich Associates asked 132 institutional investors the question.

Published : 19, May 2017
Chinese robo-advisers looking at data mining to stay ahead

Chinese robo-advisers looking at data mining to...

Chinese robo-advisers are likely to use data to personalise their services, bringing clients closer to a private banking experience, according to Gregory Van Den Bergh of Chinese fintech developer Micai.

Published : 19, May 2017
Will MSCI include China's A-shares? Five views

Will MSCI include China's A-shares? Five views...

Asset management professionals share their views on the MSCI's upcoming decision about whether or not to include China's A-shares in its emerging market indices with our sister publication Fund Selector Asia.

Published : 18, May 2017
Millionaire investors short-termism due to 'information overload'

Millionaire investors short-termism due to 'information...

More than two-thirds of high net worth investors say they suffer from ‘information overload’ and admit being easily distracted by short-term developments in politics and the economy.

Published : 17, May 2017
Best and worst funds in Asia in April 2017

Best and worst funds in Asia in April 2017

JP Morgan, Schroders, UBS, Castlestone, Kotak, SLI had funds among the best and the worst performers over the last three years. Our sister publication Fund Selector Asia (FSA) takes a look at the data on funds available in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Published : 17, May 2017
Why the US is 'priced for perfection'

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Now the economic honeymoon period following Donald Trump’s election has ended, Noel O’Halloran says this is the time to take stock and reassess asset allocations.

Published : 17, May 2017
ANALYSIS: Are platforms facing an ‘existential crisis’?

ANALYSIS: Are platforms facing an ‘existential...

As certain platform businesses boomed in Q1 with year-on-year sales over 30% higher, others posted huge losses, begging the question: are they facing an “existential crisis”?

Published : 16, May 2017
Risks of using ETFs on Irish regulator’s radar

Risks of using ETFs on Irish regulator’s radar...

The risks of using ETFs and whether they are fully understood by international regulators are under the spotlight in a discussion paper released by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Published : 16, May 2017
Vanguard unveils UK D2C platform with 0.15% fee

Vanguard unveils UK D2C platform with 0.15% fee...

Vanguard’s launch of a new investment service in the UK market signals a “pivotal moment” in the push for lower charges across the asset management industry.

Published : 16, May 2017

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