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Managed Funds

Great Rotation? Actually a small oscillation, says accelerando poll

Fund flow data from a survey of 54 fund selectors suggests small oscillations, rather than a great rotation from bonds into equities, is occurring.

09 May 2013
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Fidelity's Trevor Greetham discusses his 'Investment Clock'

Trevor Greetham, manager at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, has discussed the positioning of his multi-asset funds in regards to the economic cycle.

05 Apr 2013
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Multi-asset strategies face continued volatility, says Barings' Percival Stanion

Percival Stanion, head of the Multi Asset Team at Barings, has pointed to continued volatility through 2013 affecting asset choices.

06 Feb 2013
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Fund launches roundup : Cantab, AXA, Schroders, Amundi, Matthews Asia

The number of funds launching has climbed in recent weeks, including those in the areas of systematic investing, small cap, US equity, and China.

31 Jan 2013
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Cross-border growth in SRI needs a pan-European code, says Natixis' Philippe Zaouati

Growth in cross-border distribution of funds has increased the need for investors in SRI funds to have a regional code of conduct to compare portfolios based in different countries, says Philippe Zaouati who heads a responsible investment unit at Natixis Asset Management.

29 Jan 2013
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Fee pressure evident in Alternatives only - Mercer report

Asset management fees in alternatives have fallen due to supply and demand dynamics, according to a report by investment consulting firm Mercer.

22 Jan 2013
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Baring's Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund hits £6bn AUM

Following the stabilisation of the global economy, Barings' flagship asset allocation product, the Baring Dynamic Asset Allocation (DAA) Fund, increased its risk profile in the final quarter of last year, taking equity holdings up from around 30% at the end of the third quarter of 2012 to 43%.

15 Jan 2013
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Bestinver, ING IM, AllianceBernstein among monthly top performers in amLeague

The latest amLeague monthly performance reviews have been published, showing that the likes of Roche-Brune AM, Swiss Life AM, and Vivienne Investissement have topped their respective amLeague competition categories through December.

11 Jan 2013
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Fitch: US money fund exposure to eurozone banks rises fifth straight month

US prime money market fund (MMF) exposure to eurozone banks rose for the fifth consecutive month although exposures remain well-below previous levels, according to Fitch Ratings.

04 Jan 2013
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Allianz offers solutions to "tragedy" of financial repression

Mario Draghi may have calmed fears among institutions about the ability of Eurozone states to meet their bills, but the financial repression necessary to buy indebted countries breathing room has put the problem of low interest rates near the forefront of large allocators' minds, new research finds.

05 Dec 2012
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Yield-hunt one of few goals uniting retail and institutional buyers, finds Cerulli Associates

European fund sellers seem to be using fixed income products to gain entry to both retail and institutional buyers - slaking their shared thirst for yield - but the distributors are then unveiling very different kinds of strategies, depending on the client type.

16 Nov 2012
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Newton Investment advocates active approach for real returns

In the current state of financial repression investors need an active and flexible investment approach to generate real returns, says Newton Investment Management.

16 Nov 2012
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Few consistent fund sectors in past 18 months, S&P Capital IQ research finds

S&P Capital IQ's latest global sector trends research suggests that just two - biotech and healthcare - have been able to achieve positive returns in both 2011 and the first half of 2012.

06 Nov 2012
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Fund selectors get tougher with managers - Cerulli report

Fund selectors still have a long-term outlook for fund assessment, but they want to see predictable returns and solid risk controls, according to the November issue of The Cerulli Edge-Global Edition.

05 Nov 2012
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BlackRock tops Towers Watson list of world's 500 biggest managers

BlackRock tops a list published by Towers Watson of the 500 biggest fund companies globally, ranked by assets under management as of 31 December 2011.

05 Nov 2012

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Polar's Sugarman to speak on convertible bonds at Zurich Forum

David Sugarman, fund manager for Polar Capital, will discuss convertible bonds at the InvestmentEurope Pension Fund Forum held in Zurich on 15 May.

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SSgA's Harris to discuss smart beta at Zurich Pension Forum

Anna Paula Harris, portfolio strategist for the global equity beta solutions group at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), will address smart beta strategies at the InvestmentEurope Pension Forum to be held in Zurich on 15 May.