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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.
Some of Schroders best known fund managers have picked out what they see as the biggest concerns for investors in the near term.
In a low yielding and high risk world multi-asset funds are best placed to meet the investment outcomes clients require, says Colin Graham, head of active asset allocation, multi asset solutions for BNP Paribas Investment Partners.
Scrutiny by financial advisers of outsourced discretionary funds managers needs to improve, according to UK-based wrap platform provider Nucleus.
The ‘go anywhere’ approach of strategic bond funds has been a big hit with investors in recent years and big calls across the fixed-income spectrum are now having a huge influence on returns.
Global growth is turning up and the economic outlook for the second half of the year is positive but the months ahead are full of potential pitfalls, said Trevor Greetham, head of multi asset for Royal London Asset Management (RLAM).
Outcome-based investing is the investment structure of the decade and is predicated on maximising risk management first and eeking out returns second.
The Old Mutual Compass Portfolio range is the first launch from the Old Mutual Wealth multi asset unit formed last year, which combines the best in class capabilities from Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) and Quilter Cheviot.
Multi asset funds lost money for the second consecutive month in February, for the first time since March 2009. Funds that invest mainly in bonds have been bleeding most of late, while medium-risk funds actually saw net inflows.
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