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
ANALYSIS: Is now the time to invest in active US equity funds?

ANALYSIS: Is now the time to invest in active...

After a wide swathe of active US equity funds outperformed the S&P 500 during Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, is now the time for investors to re-think their assumptions on the active approach?

Published : 27, Apr 2017
Europe ex UK funds to watch based on their AUM

Europe ex UK funds to watch based on their AUM...

The following funds are among the largest and most established in the European ex UK equities sector, all featuring experienced managers that have established investment processes.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
Markets celebrate Macron victory in French elections

Markets celebrate Macron victory in French elections...

Equity markets have welcomed Emmanuel Macron’s resounding victory in the first round of the French presidential elections. The euro also rallied, while peripheral bond yields collapsed.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
Hong Kong's wealthy missed out on the 'Trump bump'

Hong Kong's wealthy missed out on the 'Trump bump'...

Hong Kong's multi-millionaires failed to adjust their portfolios in time to benefit from strong equity markets after the 2016 US presidential election, a Citi survey revealed.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
Massive investor shift from US to eurozone equities

Massive investor shift from US to eurozone equities...

Investors’ rotation from US equities into eurozone stocks in April was the fifth largest such shift since 1999, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch fund manager survey.

Published : 21, Apr 2017
Europe ex UK equities to watch based on their three-year record

Europe ex UK equities to watch based on their...

The following funds have been among the best performers within European ex UK equities over the past three years to the end of February 2017, according to Morningstar.

Published : 21, Apr 2017
Provisca signs up asset manager Heptagon to target IFAs

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International product distribution business Provisca has partnered with Heptagon Capital to help the London-based asset management firm actively promote its funds in the retail market for the first time.

Published : 19, Apr 2017
Beware hyped up tech firms that destroy wealth, says Rathbones

Beware hyped up tech firms that destroy wealth,...

Investors are at risk of over valuing innovative technology firms which offer the potential to disrupt established industries, investment manager Rathbones has warned.

Published : 18, Apr 2017

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