Wine fund scores 32% growth in four years

Wine fund scores 32% growth in four years

A Malta-listed fund, which invests mainly in fine French wines and top class Scottish whisky, said it has generated a cumulative net return of 32.2% since its inception four years ago.

Published : 28, Oct 2016
The case for investing in fine wine and classic cars

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With investors facing increasingly poor returns from traditional investments, the case for putting your money in alternative investments such as wine, classic cars, stamps and whisky is getting stronger, says Adam Benskin, executive director at international IFA firm Strabens Hall.

Published : 27, Oct 2016
Morgan Stanley launches pair of ESG multi-asset funds

Morgan Stanley launches pair of ESG multi-asset...

Morgan Stanley Investment Management has added the Global Balanced and Global Balanced Defensive funds to its line-up.

Published : 25, Aug 2016
Schroders launches liquid alternatives Ucits fund

Schroders launches liquid alternatives Ucits fund...

Schroders has launched an externally-managed Ucits fund, called the Schroder GAIA Two Sigma Diversified fund, which will combine US equity market-neutral and global macro strategies.

Published : 24, Aug 2016
Aberdeen to target alternative investments in Asia

Aberdeen to target alternative investments in...

Known as an emerging markets specialist, Aberdeen Asset Management has been diversifying into alternatives and intends to push this asset class and multi-asset funds in Asia, said Andrew McCaffery, global head of alternatives and group head of solutions.

Published : 19, Aug 2016
European investors make switch to smart beta

European investors make switch to smart beta

In the first half of 2016, investors in Europe have poured in $5.7bn (€5.1bn) into smart beta funds as market capitalisation index trackers saw outflows over the period, according to Morningstar data analysed by ETF provider WisdomTree Europe. Brexit could be one of the reasons for the switch.

Published : 10, Aug 2016
Malta-based Investedge Ucits Sicav offers new currency fund

Malta-based Investedge Ucits Sicav offers new...

Maltese-registered Investedge Ucits Sicav has launched its first sub fund, which is targeting 7-12% annual returns from trading in major foreign currency markets.

Published : 2, Aug 2016
Luxembourg’s new alternative investment fund vehicle approved

Luxembourg’s new alternative investment fund vehicle...

Luxembourg’s reserved alternative investment fund (Raif) has been approved by the duchy’s parliament and will come into force three days after publication in Luxembourg’s official gazette.

Published : 14, Jul 2016
SLI suspends UK Real Estate Fund, property shares hit

SLI suspends UK Real Estate Fund, property shares...

Financial services giant Standard Life Investments (SLI) has suspended all trading in its UK Real Estate Fund following an increase in redemption requests, triggering share sales in property and asset management companies.

Published : 4, Jul 2016
An alternative view: why it’s the asset class of the future

An alternative view: why it’s the asset class...

In today’s era of low interest rates, stock market fluctuation, and economic uncertainty, most people are faced with either low returns or high risk on their investments. For this reason, interest in alternatives - with their ability to diversify investments, reduce risk and provide uncorrelated returns - has grown significantly in recent years, according to Ophir Gertner, founder of invest.com.

Published : 15, Jun 2016
Manulife set to expand across Europe

Manulife set to expand across Europe

Manulife Asset Management, the investment management arm of Canada's Manulife Financial Corporation, has announced plans to expand across Europe and has boosted its operations in the UK.

Published : 14, Jun 2016
Caught off guard, ETF investors head for safe havens

Caught off guard, ETF investors head for safe...

European exchange-traded fund (ETF) investors caught off-guard by the volatility at the start of the year, sheltered assets in traditional safe havens such as gold, according to analysis by Morningstar.

Published : 24, May 2016
BMO Global AM launches new absolute return fund

BMO Global AM launches new absolute return fund...

BMO Global Asset Management has launched the BMO Global Equity Market Neutral Fund.

Published : 25, Apr 2016
How to gain from exposure to alternative investments

How to gain from exposure to alternative investments...

Vaqar Zuberi, head of research at Mirabaud Asset Management, talks about the benefits of having alternative investments in portfolios.

Published : 8, Apr 2016
Life industry needs 21st century solutions - ITA's Phil Story

Life industry needs 21st century solutions - ITA's...

The head of distribution for Investors Trust Assurance (ITA), Philip Story, says life companies are in need of 21st century solutions to meet the changing demands of today's clients.

Published : 24, Mar 2016
Alternative funds could outsize fixed income by end of 2016

Alternative funds could outsize fixed income by...

More assets will be invested in alternative investment funds than in fixed income globally by year-end if the current fund flows trend persists. Net flows into alternative funds saw double-digit growth for the second year in a row, according to a Morningstar report.

Published : 23, Mar 2016
Contrarian funds the top performers in 2016 - FundCalibre

Contrarian funds the top performers in 2016 -...

Contrarian investments have been the best performing funds since the start of the year, according to research firm FundCalibre.

Published : 21, Mar 2016
Replacing fixed income with equity market-neutral - a dangerous idea

Replacing fixed income with equity market-neutral...

Some investors replace part of their fixed income holdings with market-neutral equity. Though these funds are supposedly uncorrelated to the equity market, it's better to choose a diversified approach, argues Rui Machado, alternative investments director at IM gestao de ativos in Lisbon.

Published : 17, Mar 2016
BlackRock launches factor-based absolute return Ucits

BlackRock launches factor-based absolute return...

BlackRock has launched a style-factor driven multi-asset absolute return fund in a bid to provide investors with new sources of positive absolute return.

Published : 7, Mar 2016
BNPIP Equity World Aqua gets new sterling share class

BNPIP Equity World Aqua gets new sterling share...

BNP Paribas Investment Partners has launched a sterling share class for its L1 Equity World Aqua Fund in response to greater demand from UK institutional and wholesale clients.

Published : 4, Mar 2016

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