Harvest Global funds first to get Swiss-HK recognition

Harvest Global funds first to get Swiss-HK recognition...

Specialist China and Asian markets asset manager Harvest Global Investments has become the first firm to qualify funds for the Switzerland-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) scheme.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
Columbia Threadneedle expands US equity fund range

Columbia Threadneedle expands US equity fund range...

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is expanding its US equity fund range with the launch of the Threadneedle (Lux) US Disciplined Core Equities Fund in its Luxembourg Sicav.

Published : 19, Jun 2017
Sanlam switches on AI in 'world first' for fund industry

Sanlam switches on AI in 'world first' for fund...

Sanlam has claimed it is now offering the world’s first ever balanced fund run by artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Published : 15, Jun 2017
Best and worst funds in Asia

Best and worst funds in Asia

Allianz, Schroder, Blackrock, UBS and Castlestone have funds that are among the best and the worst performers on a three-year basis as of 31 May.

Published : 12, Jun 2017
Waverton targets US expats with manager portfolio service

Waverton targets US expats with manager portfolio...

Discretionary asset manager Waverton Investment Management has launched a global equity/bond model portfolio service aimed at US expat clients.

Published : 6, Jun 2017
Investment groups reassure as Trump pulls plug on Paris accord

Investment groups reassure as Trump pulls plug...

Investment managers have played down Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement, saying the effect on companies will be minimal.

Published : 2, Jun 2017
ANALYSIS: Trump – from asset to liability for US equities?

ANALYSIS: Trump – from asset to liability for...

When Donald Trump was first elected US president, investors believed it would power US equities to new highs while emerging market assets were expected to suffer. Four months into his presidency, expectations have changed radically.

Published : 30, May 2017
UK exposure in global funds hits 12-month high

UK exposure in global funds hits 12-month high...

Exposure to UK equities in global funds has hit a 12-month high as the US has steadily fallen out of favour, new data from Copley Fund Research has revealed.

Published : 30, May 2017
Invesco Powershares launches ‘unique’ S&P 500 Ucits ETF

Invesco Powershares launches ‘unique’ S&P 500...

Invesco PowerShares, the exchange-traded funds arm of Invesco, has launched a refined version of an S&P 500 ETF under the Ucits framework.

Published : 23, May 2017
Regulatory delays bite Philippine's fund industry

Regulatory delays bite Philippine's fund industry...

Local fund managers in the Philippines are still waiting for a series of key regulatory changes that could drive industry growth, according to Valerie Pama, Manila-based president of Sun Life Asset Management in the Philippines.

Published : 22, May 2017
What do investors use ETFs for?

What do investors use ETFs for?

The use of index trackers by professional investors has skyrocketed in recent years. Investors have been attracted by the easy access to ETFs, their transparency and of course their low fees. But what do they exactly use ETFs for? Greenwich Associates asked 132 institutional investors the question.

Published : 19, May 2017
Vanguard unveils UK D2C platform with 0.15% fee

Vanguard unveils UK D2C platform with 0.15% fee...

Vanguard’s launch of a new investment service in the UK market signals a “pivotal moment” in the push for lower charges across the asset management industry.

Published : 16, May 2017
Investors dump US equities, buy Europe, says Lipper

Investors dump US equities, buy Europe, says Lipper...

US equity ETFs saw net outflows of €1.3bn ($1.4bn, £1.1bn) in April, in a sharp reversal from the previous month when it was the best-selling asset class overall, Lipper reported. European equity ETFs, by contrast, enjoyed huge inflows on the back of macro(n)economic optimism.

Published : 15, May 2017
Europe’s energy sector too cheap to ignore

Europe’s energy sector too cheap to ignore

The recent oil price retreat is just noise, and large cap energy company valuations are at historical lows, according to Toby Gibb, Fidelity International’s investment director of European equities.

Published : 15, May 2017
French election results seen a plus for Asia

French election results seen a plus for Asia

The outcome of the French election has removed a key risk, revealing relatively cheap assets in Europe and Asia against a background of improved investor sentiment, industry sources told our sister publication Fund Selector Asia.

Published : 12, May 2017
ANALYSIS: Should you still buy into the emerging markets rally?

ANALYSIS: Should you still buy into the emerging...

Emerging market equities and bonds have outperformed their developed rivals by a large margin year-to-date, resulting in a surge in inflows. An acceleration in global growth and the absence of immediate macro concerns seem to underpin the current rally, but there are some obvious elephants in the room.

Published : 10, May 2017
Markets ‘march on’ and euro gains on dollar after Macron win

Markets ‘march on’ and euro gains on dollar after...

Financial markets were placated by Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election, as the euro soared against the greenback.

Published : 8, May 2017
ANALYSIS: The innovation to usurp active management

ANALYSIS: The innovation to usurp active management...

Multi-factor investing is being billed as the next big thing by asset managers eager to continue to weaponise passive management.

Published : 5, May 2017
US equities after the Trump rally - any opportunities left?

US equities after the Trump rally - any opportunities...

It’s very easy to make the bear case for US equities right now: valuations are high, and the market has priced in all the good things it expects from Donald Trump and none of the bad stuff. But that may be too simplistic a view.

Published : 4, May 2017
Cohen & Steers launches global preferred securities fund

Cohen & Steers launches global preferred securities...

US-based investment manager Cohen & Steers will launch a Sicav global preferred securities fund, a sub-fund of its existing Luxembourg Ucits platform, in mid-May.

Published : 4, May 2017

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