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
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
Percival Stanion, head of the Multi Asset Team at Barings, has pointed to continued volatility through 2013 affecting asset choices.06 Feb 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Selectors are increasingly being asked to consider the merits of ‘smart beta’ on behalf of their clients, but opinion on its role in providing superior risk adjusted returns is not clear cut.
A selection of key moments caught on camera from InvestmentEurope's recent Fund Selector Bond Focus Italy, which took place in Milan on 4 March.
Helene Williamson, head of Emerging Market Debt at First State Investments, is set to contribute to the discussion at the upcoming Fund Selector Forum Sweden in Stockholm on 7 May.