Are snap elections a game changer for Japanese equities?

Are snap elections a game changer for Japanese...

Japanese equity fund managers are backing small and mid cap companies in the tech space as well as 'online disrupters' ahead of the snap election to be held in October.

Published : 26, Sep 2017
UK sentiment now worse than after Brexit vote

UK sentiment now worse than after Brexit vote

Investors are currently less confident in the UK than they were in the aftermath of the Brexit vote or the UK snap election, according to the latest reading from the Lloyds Private Bank Investor Sentiment Index (LPBIS).

Published : 20, Sep 2017
Thumbs up for Europe's troubled sector

Thumbs up for Europe's troubled sector

European banks are more healthy than two years ago, and they pay dividends, according to Richard Brown, London-based client portfolio manager at Janus Henderson Investors.

Published : 18, Sep 2017
Momentum ETFs: the friendly trend

Momentum ETFs: the friendly trend

August was a hot month for momentum ETFs. The equity funds which track shares doing well in the stock market saw record inflows of $300m (€250m) from European investors, Blackrock reported.

Published : 13, Sep 2017
How Trump has helped EM equity managers

How Trump has helped EM equity managers

Donald Trump’s administration has presented more opportunities than problems for emerging market equity managers, argues GAM’s Tim Love.

Published : 12, Sep 2017
Investors hedge US equity positions

Investors hedge US equity positions

European investors have been responding to this year’s dollar weakness by hedging their investments in US equities, according to Morningstar data.

Published : 31, Aug 2017
Six long-term economic trends changing the investment world

Six long-term economic trends changing the investment...

With the global population booming, the 'pillars of a functioning economy’ are set to undergo major changes, says Sanlam Four's Mike Pinggera. Here, he looks at the six biggest themes for investors to watch.

Published : 24, Aug 2017
Bets on stock market volatility might be long term losers

Bets on stock market volatility might be long...

Investors have been warned to steer clear of volatility ETFs or risk entering a “long term money losing opportunity,” as interest in the vehicles steadily rises.

Published : 23, Aug 2017
Tide turns against Trump's US in latest sentiment measure

Tide turns against Trump's US in latest sentiment...

Investors are moving on from US equities in favour of UK gilts and gold according to the latest Lloyds Bank Investor Sentiment Index.

Published : 23, Aug 2017
Goldman Sachs gets Saudi equities trading licence

Goldman Sachs gets Saudi equities trading licence...

Goldman Sachs received approval on Sunday to trade equities in Saudi Arabia, joining a growing cohort of western investment banks and fund managers expanding in the kingdom.

Published : 21, Aug 2017
In most sectors, indices beat active funds over a decade

In most sectors, indices beat active funds over...

Do active funds on average beat the performance of a relevant index over the very long term? Our sister publication Fund Selector Asia found that one sector stands alone.

Published : 21, Aug 2017
Wide profit gap at FTSE 100 firms sparks talk results spun

Wide profit gap at FTSE 100 firms sparks talk...

The gap between stated and adjusted profits for FTSE 100 companies is at a 10-year high, according to AJ Bell which has raised fears firms are intentionally “muddying the waters”.

Published : 15, Aug 2017
Appetite for absolute return funds falls to new low

Appetite for absolute return funds falls to new...

Professional investors in Europe are losing their enthusiasm for absolute return funds.

Published : 10, Aug 2017
Hong Kong domiciled funds growth outpaces Singapore

Hong Kong domiciled funds growth outpaces Singapore...

Chinese equity mutual funds boost the size of the Hong Kong-domiciled mutual fund landscape, helping it push ahead of rival Singapore.

Published : 8, Aug 2017
US equities' advance makes European investors run

US equities' advance makes European investors...

The US equities rally has been given a fresh boost this year by continuing earnings upgrades and a weakening dollar, but Europe’s investors are not buying it.

Published : 8, Aug 2017
Analysis: What has inspired the active fund renaissance?

Analysis: What has inspired the active fund renaissance?...

It was a bad time to be an active manager in 2016, the year of Brexit and Trump, with underperformance plaguing funds as passives tracked the market higher and higher.

Published : 3, Aug 2017
Australian boutique eyes London expansion with fund launch

Australian boutique eyes London expansion with...

Australian investment manager Antipodes Partners has launched a global equity fund to the UK market ahead of plans to expand its London office later this year.

Published : 2, Aug 2017
The secret to boosting US equity fund performance

The secret to boosting US equity fund performance...

Most active US equity funds struggle to outperform their benchmark but this year, the secret to has been surprisingly straightforward - the fund manager just had to hold two keys stocks.

Published : 2, Aug 2017
Analysis: Sailing the macro winds in Japanese equities

Analysis: Sailing the macro winds in Japanese...

Japanese equity fund net inflows by European investors have picked up recently, as the current macro environment looks conducive to Japanese equities. Asset managers are also jumping on board with the asset class, but why?

Published : 31, Jul 2017
Aberdeen and SJP top Spot the Dog's 'worst of the worst' list

Aberdeen and SJP top Spot the Dog's 'worst of...Lock icon

A report by Bestinvest has named and shamed Aberdeen Asset Management and St James’s Place for running some of the worst-performing equity 'dog' funds.

Published : 31, Jul 2017

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