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Asset allocation reflects risk appetite

By: Mona Dohle | 21 Oct 2014

Despite ongoing volatility, investors continue to remain overweight on equities and increasingly positive on commodities and real estate, while government bonds continue to be out of favour,…

Franklin K2 Alternatives Sicav opens to international investors

By: Mona Dohle | 20 Oct 2014

Franklin Templeton Investments announced that international investors can now access access its first multi-manager, multi-strategy Luxembourg-registered Sicav fund focused on alternative investment strategies. The fund, called Franklin…

Efama hires Diezhandino to head new public policy department

By: Mona Dohle | 13 Oct 2014

Brussels-based European Fund and Asset Management Association (Efama) has hired Gabriela Diezhandino (pictured), the former head of Public Affairs for Insurance Europe, to head its newly created…

Europe’s shift to T+2 draws comment

By: Jonathan Boyd | 09 Oct 2014

The change across Europe this week to move to a shorter clearing and settlement time of T+2 may come with a short term cost, but is expected…

DNB financial stability report warns of bubbles and market corrections

By: Mona Dohle | 08 Oct 2014

The combination of growing confidence in financial markets combined with the search for yield has to a growing risk of asset price bubbles and market correction, Dutch…

Pulsar launches €75m sustainable food fund

By: Mona Dohle | 07 Oct 2014

Pulsar Network Capital (Pulsar), a Dutch private equity firm specialized in sustainable food and nutrition has announced the launch of its €75m Sustainable Food Fund. The Fund…

BNPPSS awarded AIFMD mandate for a.s.r Dutch real estate

By: Mona Dohle | 07 Oct 2014

BNP Paribas Securities Services has been awarded a cross-border AIFMD mandate by a.s.r Real Estate Investment Management and a.s.r. Netherlands. The mandate includes depositary banking, global custody…

State Street shifts ETFs to Euroclear ICSD

By: Jonathan Boyd | 02 Oct 2014

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) is migrating 13 SPRD branded exchange traded funds to an international structure under Irish law, with the assistance of Euroclear, which is…

ESG factors impact on investment returns: ING IM and ECCE team up

By: Mona Dohle | 30 Sep 2014

ING Investment Management (ING IM) and the European Centre for Corporate Engagement of Maastricht University have teamed up to launch a three stage research project on the…

Fund flows highlighted in latest EY chart

By: Jonathan Boyd | 26 Sep 2014

Europe’s fund markets and the net flows across asset classes over the past year have been highlighted in the latest edition of the Ernst & Young Global…

Liontrust hires Beddall to Luxembourg office

By: Mona Dohle | 26 Sep 2014

Liontrust Asset Management Plc (Liontrust) has appointed James Beddall as co-head International Sales assisting with the opening of a Luxembourg office. He will work alongside Jonathan Hughes-Morgan,…

RDR: positive engagement key says Alfi study

By: Mona Dohle And Jonathan Boyd | 25 Sep 2014

According to a recent study on the impact of the UK Retail Distribution Review (RDR), commissioned by the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (Alfi) and carried…

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