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German export outlook boosted by cheap Euro

By: Mona Dohle | 19 Dec 2014

Expectations for German exports improved for the third month in a row, providing a potential boost for German economic growth in 2015. The index for export expectation,…

Deka launches EM fund aimed at foundations

By: Mona Dohle | 18 Dec 2014

Deka Group, the investment firm for the German Sparkassen, has launched  a new EM multi-asset fund tailored towards investments by  foundations and church organisations. The fund, which…

Union Investment launches European equity fund

By: Mona Dohle | 16 Dec 2014

German asset manager Union Investment has announced the launch of den UniInstitutional European Equities Concentrated fund, a mutual fund aimed at institutional investors. The fund aims to…

Weak Euro and low oil price boost German economic sentiment

By: Mona Dohle | 16 Dec 2014

The monthly ZEW index on economic sentiment in Germany gained 23.4 points month on month, reflecting a significant improvement for the eurozone’s largest economy. Increasing for the…

Solactive appoints new COO

By: Jonathan Boyd | 11 Dec 2014

Christian Grabbe has been appointed chief operating officer of Solactive AG, the Germany based provider of indices used to create ETFs and other index based products. Grabbe…

Allianz GI launches alternatives group

By: Jonathan Boyd | 08 Dec 2014

Allianz Global Investors has announced the launch of an alternative investments group, including the appointment of Spencer Rhodes to the new role of Alternative Investments Global Business…

Allianz GI: Alternatives are growing up

By: Mona Dohle | 05 Dec 2014

Allianz Global Investors’ Spencer Rhodes (pictured) comments on the ongoing developments in the liquid alternatives space. Following the 2008 market meltdown, alternatives have undergone a significant transformation. Historically mainly popular among HNWI’s…

Bundesbank cuts German growth forecast

By: Mona Dohle | 05 Dec 2014

The German Bundesbank has cut growth forecasts for the German economy from 1.9% to 1.4% in 2014 and from 2% to 1% in 2015, president Jens Weidmann…

SSGA expands ETF range on Deutsche Börse

By: Viola Caon | 04 Dec 2014

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has announced the launch of the SPDR Barclays 3–5 Year Euro Government Bond Ucits ETF, which listed on the Deutsche Börse, Xetra.…

US corporate bond ETF launched on Xetra

By: Mona Dohle | 04 Dec 2014

Deutsche Boerse has announced the launch of a new UBS ETF on Xetra, offering access to  liquid US corporate bonds. The index allows investors to participate in…

SRI: Institutional investors prioritise returns

By: Mona Dohle | 04 Dec 2014

European investors are taking a pragmatic approach towards renewables which favours performance over SRI factors, according to the latest survey conducted by alternative asset manager Aquila Capital.…

Deutsche Börse AG extends mandate of Hauke Stars

By: Mona Dohle | 02 Dec 2014

Deutsche Börse has announced the extension of Hauke Stars (pictured*) mandate as member of its executive board covering Information Technology, Market Data and Services. Stars is also…

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