Rathbones asset allocation strategist Edward Smith has argued that investors should “pay close attention to the insidious creep of protectionism, as US politicians and elsewhere look to harness the disenfranchised.”
Woodford Investment Management is launching an offshore feeder fund for the CF Woodford Equity Income fund, offering investors outside the UK an opportunity to invest in high profile fund manager Neil Woodford’s investment strategy.
M&G Investments has announced plans to launch Luxembourg-domiciled Sicavs in response to predictions that Britain is likely to experience a ‘hard Brexit’ when it leaves the European Union in 2019.
Blake Crawford, an equities portfolio manager for JP Morgan Asset Management looks at the opportunities provided by ageing baby boomers and the new generation of millennials.
Emerging markets saw strong net inflows in August and September while outflows from European equity funds continue relentlessly.
The number one macroeconomic threat to European financial markets is political risk, according to Sabina Kalyan, global chief economist and head of EMEA strategy and research at CBRE.
Japanese equities could be preferable to eurozone equities due to higher corporate profitability and greater political certainty, said NN Investment Partners.
As the market reacts to the UK's shock decision to leave the EU, active managers are underperforming their passive peers when it comes to UK equities.
Columbia Threadneedle Investments will launch an offshore version of its UK equity income fund.
BlackRock is launching four thematic exchange traded funds to capture what it says are investment opportunities created by global ‘megatrends’.
Pictet Asset Management has launched a multi-asset income fund, its first domiciled in Hong Kong, and has high expectations for emerging Asia equities over the next five years.
Morgan Stanley Investment Management has announced the launch of the Global Brands Equity Income (GBEI) Fund, which will offer an enhanced income version of its existing Global Brands Fund in both Luxembourg Sicav and UK domiciled Oeic fund formats.
Rathbone Unit Trust Management said it plans to launch an offshore version of the Rathbone Income Fund for investors based in Continental Europe.
BlackRock has launched the Strategic Funds Asia Pacific Absolute Return Fund, which will aim to exploit the region’s “under-appreciated areas of strength.”
European investors have been dismissing US equities as too expensive for a couple of years. But as the S&P 500 continues to outperform other equity markets, appetite for the asset class is again on the rise.
Amundi has completed its purchase of an 87.5% stake in Kleinwort Benson Investors (KBI) with the company’s management team acquiring the remaining 12.5%.
South Korea is one of the most attractive regions in Asia in terms of dividend growth potential, said Henderson Asian Dividend Income Fund co-manager Sat Duhra.
Legg Mason has launched sterling hedged share classes for the firm’s IF Rare Global Infrastructure Income Fund to provide investors with exposure to infrastructure equities while lessening the impact of currency fluctuations.
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