China remains a hotbed for Ponzi schemes despite crackdowns

China remains a hotbed for Ponzi schemes despite...

Ponzi schemes remain rife in China because of financial naivety and a collective desire for unfeasibly high returns, an academic at the Renmin University of China in Beijing has said.

Published : 26, Jul 2017
Is the IMF's UK revision a red flag for investors?

Is the IMF's UK revision a red flag for investors?...

The International Monetary Fund's decision to downgrade the UK's growth forecast for 2017 was likely a wake-up call for some investors. But is it a signal of more dire times ahead? Or just another year of mediocre growth?

Published : 25, Jul 2017
Is your DFM offering value for money?

Is your DFM offering value for money?Lock icon

Investors can assess whether a DFM offers value for money by unbundling the DFM’s service into admin costs, market access costs and applied research, and allocating a "reasonable cost to each", a consultancy claims.

Published : 25, Jul 2017
UK advisers backing multi-asset funds

UK advisers backing multi-asset funds

More than a third (36%) of UK advisers are mainly using multi-asset strategies with clients, up from less than a fifth (18%) last year, research from Aegon UK has found.

Published : 25, Jul 2017
Fund buyers to extend emerging market debt binge

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Emerging market bonds have been on a strong run this year, and Europe’s investors think the rally isn’t over yet.

Published : 24, Jul 2017
Emerging market growth funds make a comeback

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Emerging markets are increasingly attractive but selecting the right fund is the key to performance, according to Morningstar.

Published : 24, Jul 2017
Positivity meets uncertainty in a global equities dilemma

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Despite positive economic indicators, uncertainty over US interest rates, political risk and high valuations are casting shade on global equities, says Rory McPherson, head of investment strategy at Psigma.

Published : 21, Jul 2017
MSCI: UK worst performer in June

MSCI: UK worst performer in June

The UK was the worst performing single country index in June while Canada was the best, according to data by MSCI.

Published : 21, Jul 2017
Deutsche AM: Hot Asian equities have room to run

Deutsche AM: Hot Asian equities have room to run...

Asian equity markets are up, but they are not in a bull market, according to Sean Taylor, Deutsche Asset Management’s Hong Kong-based managing director and Asia Pacific chief investment officer.

Published : 21, Jul 2017
ANALYSIS: Time for active funds to adapt or die

ANALYSIS: Time for active funds to adapt or die...

The active funds industry must shrink, cut prices, better-align itself with investors and differentiate if it wants to compete against a passive onslaught, according to a report by Morningstar.

Published : 19, Jul 2017
Smith & Williamson unveils Artificial Intelligence equity fund

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London-based investment boutique Smith & Williamson has launched a global thematic Artificial Intelligence equity fund.

Published : 19, Jul 2017
Managers slash US weighting to nine-year low

Managers slash US weighting to nine-year low

Global fund managers' exposure to US equities has fallen to its lowest level since January 2008, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch fund manager survey for July.

Published : 19, Jul 2017
ANALYSIS: The Bank of England's inflation conundrum

ANALYSIS: The Bank of England's inflation conundrum...

Hot on the heels of the US, the UK has reported weaker than expected inflation data and like its opposite number on the other side of the pond, the Bank of England is now faced with a quandary over rate rises.

Published : 18, Jul 2017
Defined benefits solvency concerns driving clients into Sipps

Defined benefits solvency concerns driving clients...

Rising concern about the future viability of UK defined benefit (DB) pensions schemes is driving demand for transfers into self-invested personal pension plans (Sipps), according to research published Tuesday.

Published : 18, Jul 2017
IoM's Quadris Environmental Fund declared in default

IoM's Quadris Environmental Fund declared in default...

Isle of Man-based Quadris Environmental Fund has been declared in default by its American lender and had its bank accounts frozen, leaving around 1,200 investors fearing they will lose all or most of their investments.

Published : 18, Jul 2017
Property back in the black, but have lessons been learnt?

Property back in the black, but have lessons been...

Some 12 months on from the carnage open-ended property funds experienced in the wake of the Brexit vote, investors seem to be returning to the sector once more.

Published : 18, Jul 2017
Will 2017 be the year of the active manager?

Will 2017 be the year of the active manager?Lock icon

Within the fund industry, 2017 was widely heralded as ‘a year for active managers’ after a long period when central bank policy and geopolitical concerns had driven asset prices. Click on the slides below to see whether, with more than half of the year gone, active managers across asset classes have been able to beat their benchmarks.

Published : 18, Jul 2017
Woodford makes big call on tobacco stocks

Woodford makes big call on tobacco stocks

Neil Woodford dropped British American Tobacco from his flagship equity fund in June, a stock which had enjoyed a consistent place in his strategies throughout his career.

Published : 17, Jul 2017
China GDP growth surprises on the upside

China GDP growth surprises on the upside

China has posted better than expected growth over the second quarter, leading analysts to speculate it could have greater momentum moving forward.

Published : 17, Jul 2017
Aberdeen launches multi-asset funds in Singapore

Aberdeen launches multi-asset funds in Singapore...

Aberdeen Asset Management has launched two multi-asset funds in Singapore, the firm's first such funds to be offered in the city-state.

Published : 17, Jul 2017

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