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As 2016 draws to a close, these are some of the key areas investors are pinning their hopes for the new year on.
There is a long line of asset managers rolling out funds aimed to “balance” and “diversify” returns, but is the multi-asset universe about to be turned on its head?
2016 has left a lot of investors wrong-footed, but if recent multi-asset moves are anything to go by, managers are looking to be increasingly fleet footed in 2017 to avoid being left flat on their backs.
Sir John Beckwith’s Pacific Investments group has launched Pacific Asset Management (PAM), which will initially focus on the multi-asset retail space, with institutional fund launches planned at a later stage.
Nearly two-thirds of wealthy investors in Germany, Switzerland and the UK are “fairly” or “very” confident in their ability to construct investment portfolios without any outside help, according to a study conducted by asset management consultancy Cerulli.
Sasha Chorley, portfolio manager at Old Mutual International talks about the advantages of risk-targeted investments.
The current low growth, low inflation economic environment is likely to persist for a number of years and is what investors must bear in mind when choosing where to put their money, says Invesco Perpetual's Georgina Taylor.
BNP Paribas Investment Partners has launched its first multi-asset income fund focusing on emerging markets.
The Wealth Management Association has struck a deal with MSCI to provide a series of indices, replacing FTSE as its indexing partner.
There are now for the first time more multi-asset funds than bond funds for sale in Europe, according to statistics released by Lipper today.
If the lower for longer period of global growth and interest rates does come to an end, David Jane, manager of Miton Group’s multi-asset range, said he would have to restructure roughly half of his portfolio.
The BNP Paribas multi-asset team tactic, in the current febrile environment, is to tread carefully in its search for alpha and let the fallout from Brexit, modest global growth and doubts over monetary policy play out.
Call it symptomatic of the summer lull but, with so much debate centred on cost, genuine product innovation seems to have taken something of a back seat.
Despite Brexit, the chief investment officer of Deutsche Bank's wealth division, Christian Nolting, still sees upside potential for equities in the UK and Europe.
The three largest multi-strategy funds for sale in Europe have fared better than most other absolute return funds since the UK’s shock vote to leave the EU. However, the Standard Life GARS fund continues to underperform its peers on a longer-term basis.
Baring Asset Management has launched the Baring Dynamic Absolute Return Fund, an Irish authorised open ended investment company (Oeic) with Ucits status.
Retail investors in China may be allowed to invest in mutual fund-of-funds later this year after the release of a consultation paper from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).
Eaton Vance Management (International), a subsidiary of US-based Eaton Vance Corp, has launched a multi-asset credit fund which is available to investors in the UK and Ireland with further jurisdictions planned.
Jane Davies, senior portfolio manager for HSBC Global Asset Management, explains why multi-asset solutions are best suited to navigate the current fragile state of world financial markets.
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