Rathbones to launch actively managed portfolio service

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Rathbones is set to launch a managed portfolio service offering six actively managed strategies, led by David Coombs.

Published : 23, Mar 2017
JP Morgan to roll out more funds in China

JP Morgan to roll out more funds in China

JP Morgan Asset Management plans to launch more funds for China distribution through the mutual recognition of funds scheme, even though overall MRF sales have been slowing, said Henry Tong, head of China retail business.

Published : 23, Mar 2017
Why T Rowe Price is significantly underweight in China

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With improved conditions in emerging markets set to continue, economic growth in the sector is poised to accelerate, says Gonzalo Pangaro, lead fund manager of T Rowe Price’s Emerging Markets Equity Fund.

Published : 23, Mar 2017
Kames launches high yield global bond fund

Kames launches high yield global bond fund

Kames Capital is set to launch a short-dated high yield bond fund aimed at providing attractive risk adjusted returns, while maintaining low interest rate and credit sensitivity.

Published : 22, Mar 2017
ANALYSIS: Fixed maturity funds – Has the opportunity passed?

ANALYSIS: Fixed maturity funds – Has the opportunity...

2016 saw some highly successful launches of fixed maturity bond funds as investors took the opportunity to lock in attractive yields combined with reduced duration risk. But are such products still worth buying now, with credit spreads having sunk below their long-time average?

Published : 22, Mar 2017
Fees on European funds ‘must come down’, warns regulator

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Asset managers in Europe must reduce the cost of their products, Steven Maijoor, chair of the European Markets and Securities Authority (Esma) has warned.

Published : 21, Mar 2017
Mobius to stand down as PM on 12 funds

Mobius to stand down as PM on 12 funds

Mark Mobius is to stand down from fund management duties on a range of 12 Luxembourg Sicavs but will remain as executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group.

Published : 21, Mar 2017
Record inflows for US inflation-linked bond ETFs

Record inflows for US inflation-linked bond ETFs...

US inflation-linked bond ETFs saw record inflows in February, according to Lipper data. European investors are taking advantage of break-even inflation rates that are lower than they probably should be.

Published : 20, Mar 2017
Woodford’s flagship fund finds footing; smashes £10bn mark

Woodford’s flagship fund finds footing; smashes...

Neil Woodford’s flagship fund found its footing in February and broke the £10bn ($12.4bn, €11.5bn) barrier as the reflation trade began to lose its shine.

Published : 20, Mar 2017
Succession founder Simon Chamberlain dies, aged 51

Succession founder Simon Chamberlain dies, aged...

Succession Group founder and group chief executive Simon Chamberlain died on Friday 17 March, aged 51.

Published : 17, Mar 2017
Nicaraguan bamboo fund shut down by IoM high court

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An Isle of Man-based fund that convinced 189 people to invest $61m (£49.6m, €56.8m) in bamboo plantations in Nicaragua by promising returns of up to 500% was wound up by order of the Isle of Man high court on Thursday.

Published : 17, Mar 2017
Too late for actives as passive 'genie' escapes bottle for good

Too late for actives as passive 'genie' escapes...

Passive momentum is unlikely to slow even if active management performance improves, says Cantor Fitzgerald director of equity research financials Keith Baird.

Published : 17, Mar 2017
Five key questions to ask following the US Fed rate hike

Five key questions to ask following the US Fed...

The third 0.25% interest rate hike of this upcycle from the US Federal Reserve begs five questions, all of which have implications for the US, the globe and portfolios.

Published : 17, Mar 2017
Aiming to replicate the success of Samsung

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Korean asset manager Mirae has expanded across Asia, established itself in Europe and continues to grow. Jung Ho Rhee explains how the firm capitalises on a special understanding of key consumer trends in developing markets.

Published : 17, Mar 2017
Ten years on, are investors repeating the mistakes of 2007?

Ten years on, are investors repeating the mistakes...

Investors risk being lulled into a false sense of security in the current low-volatility environment, according to Brooks Macdonald’s Niall O’Connor.

Published : 16, Mar 2017
Investors celebrate mainstream victory in Dutch elections

Investors celebrate mainstream victory in Dutch...

Markets have welcomed the failure of Dutch far-right leader Wilders to make significant gains in yesterday’s elections. The euro was up by more than 1% against the dollar, and peripheral bond spreads narrowed. Has the populist tide now turned?

Published : 16, Mar 2017
LSE questions family office role in shielding elite wealth

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The rise of “mysterious” family offices and their “shadowy” role in helping ultra-high net worth families protect their wealth “demands scrutiny”, research from the London School of Economics (LSE) has found.

Published : 16, Mar 2017
Manulife wins wholly foreign-owned enterprise license in China

Manulife wins wholly foreign-owned enterprise...

Manulife Investment (Shanghai) has been granted the wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) license with a registered capital of RMB 50m ($7.3m), the firm has announced.

Published : 16, Mar 2017
WisdomTree adds India smart beta Ucits ETF to range

WisdomTree adds India smart beta Ucits ETF to...

WisdomTree has launched accumulating and distributing share classes of its India Quality Ucits ETF (EPIQ), which offers smart beta exposure to Indian stocks with a focus on above average returns on assets (ROA) and return on equity (ROE).

Published : 15, Mar 2017
How low can sterling go?

How low can sterling go?

Sterling hit an eight-week low on Tuesday morning in reaction to parliament’s approval of the Article 50 bill – but with at least two years of negotiations ahead, could the currency fall even further?

Published : 14, Mar 2017

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