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Global unconstrained fund managers best, says UBS WM's Lecher

Global unconstrained fund managers best, says...

Stefan Lecher, the new head of client portfolio management for Asia-Pacific at UBS Wealth Management in Hong Kong, said unconstrained managers have the best chance to excel.

Published : 6, Feb 2017
Generali Investments launches global multi-asset income fund

Generali Investments launches global multi-asset...

Generali Investments, the asset management arm of Italy’s Generali Group, has launched a global multi-asset income fund, which aims to generate a stable payout while also growing capital.

Published : 3, Feb 2017
Europe offers investors great opportunities, says Fidelity’s McQuaker

Europe offers investors great opportunities, says...

A pickup in growth and earnings on the horizon in Europe offers investors could outweigh the political risks that many have focused on leaving its markets undervalued, according to Fidelity International’s Bill McQuaker.

Published : 27, Jan 2017
Asian investors stream into multi-strategy funds

Asian investors stream into multi-strategy funds...

Money poured into multi-strategy funds from Asian investors in 2016, while global bonds bled the most, according to data from Morningstar.

Published : 25, Jan 2017
Talib Sheikh on the bespoke nature of JPM AM’s income fund

Talib Sheikh on the bespoke nature of JPM AM’s...

The co-managers behind JP Morgan Asset Management’s flagship Global Income Fund build customised, income-orientated ‘sleeves’ with the aim of delivering an attractive yield and capital appreciation to boot.

Rising volatility likely to dominate multi-asset income return

Rising volatility likely to dominate multi-asset...

The growing potential for market volatility is making defensive securities more attractive and could make 2017 the year investors are best off in low risk income generating assets, said one top multi-asset fund manager.

Published : 23, Jan 2017
SLI launches Sicav version of MyFolio fund range

SLI launches Sicav version of MyFolio fund range...

Standard Life Investments has launched an international version of its suite of multi-asset funds known as MyFolio, which will be initially available to advisers and their clients in Germany.

Published : 16, Jan 2017
The top five asset classes to target in 2017

The top five asset classes to target in 2017

As 2016 draws to a close, these are some of the key areas investors are pinning their hopes for the new year on.

Published : 22, Dec 2016
Analysis: The absolute return conundrum

Analysis: The absolute return conundrum

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?

Published : 16, Dec 2016
ANALYSIS: Is nimble the new cautious?

ANALYSIS: Is nimble the new cautious?

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.

Published : 6, Dec 2016
Pacific Investments launches asset management business

Pacific Investments launches asset management...

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.

Published : 30, Nov 2016
More than 60% 'very confident' in DIY portfolio construction

More than 60% 'very confident' in DIY portfolio...

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.

Published : 21, Nov 2016
Getting the best out of risk targeted investments

Getting the best out of risk targeted investments...

Sasha Chorley, portfolio manager at Old Mutual International talks about the advantages of risk-targeted investments.

Published : 11, Oct 2016
Investment ideas not asset allocation key to finding opportunities

Investment ideas not asset allocation key to finding...

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.

Published : 5, Oct 2016
BNP Paribas IP adds multi-asset EM income fund

BNP Paribas IP adds multi-asset EM income fund...

BNP Paribas Investment Partners has launched its first multi-asset income fund focusing on emerging markets.

Published : 26, Sep 2016
WMA ditches FTSE in favour of MSCI

WMA ditches FTSE in favour of MSCI

The Wealth Management Association has struck a deal with MSCI to provide a series of indices, replacing FTSE as its indexing partner.

Published : 1, Sep 2016
Multi-asset funds outnumber bond funds - Lipper

Multi-asset funds outnumber bond funds - Lipper...

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.

Published : 31, Aug 2016
Miton’s Jane backs US and emerging equities if inflation picks up

Miton’s Jane backs US and emerging equities if...

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.

Published : 18, Aug 2016
Challenges mount for multi-asset managers

Challenges mount for multi-asset managers

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.

Published : 18, Aug 2016
OPINION: Why investors are running out of new ideas

OPINION: Why investors are running out of new...

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.

Published : 17, Aug 2016

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