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
US equities soar on Fed's dovish sentiment

US equities soar on Fed's dovish sentiment

The US equity market hit new highs, but bond yields are expected to fall after the US Federal Reserve voted to keep rates on hold at its latest meeting.

Published : 27, 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

Positivity meets uncertainty in a global equities...Lock icon

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
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
Smith & Williamson unveils Artificial Intelligence equity fund

Smith & Williamson unveils Artificial Intelligence...

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
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
Investors switch to trackers in European equity markets

Investors switch to trackers in European equity...

Following the French elections, investors have swapped actively managed single country equity funds for index trackers.

Published : 6, Jul 2017
European equity inflows reach 18-month high

European equity inflows reach 18-month high

European equities have been in the spotlights for a while, and finally interest is translating into real flows, according to Morningstar data. But there is a caveat to the optimism, which manifested itself last week.

Published : 4, Jul 2017
Finding value in the Australian equity market

Finding value in the Australian equity market

For a contrarian manager there is value in sectors facing cyclical headwinds in Australia like energy, oil and gas firms and materials companies, says Werner du Preez, national distribution manager at Allan Gray Australia

Published : 30, Jun 2017

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