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