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BlackRock breaks $6trn AUM mark

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 15 Jan 2018

US asset management giant BlackRock has reported $6.28trn of assets under management as of 31 December 2017, up 22% year-on-year ($5.14trn). The manager has recorded its strongest…

Amundi Pioneer makes institutional hire in North America

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 09 Jan 2018

Amundi Pioneer has appointed Joseph Carrabes to the roles of senior managing director and head of Institutional Distribution, North America. In his new position, he oversees sales,…

“Concerns about US equities bubble overdone”, says Amundi US CIO

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 04 Jan 2018

Kenneth Taubes, chief investment officer of US Investment Management at Amundi, assessed in its last 2018 outlook note that significant events occurring in the US are not…

Solactive launches index on bitcoin futures

By: Ridhima Sharma | 22 Dec 2017

Three weeks after the approval of bitcoin futures by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in US, Solactive is launching the Solactive Bitcoin Front Month Rolling Futures 5D…

Smart Beta ETFs/ETPs gather $69bn in Jan-Nov period, says ETFGI

By: Jonathan Boyd | 21 Dec 2017

ETFGI, the research and consultancy firm specialised in exchange traded funds and products, has reported that Smart Beta ETFs/ETPs gathered some $69bn (€58bn) in net new assets…

Cryptocurrency fund of hedge funds launched for retail investors

By: Jonathan Boyd | 21 Dec 2017

A San Francisco-based manager has launched what it claims to be the world’s first “tokenised cryptocurrency-focused fund of hedge funds” the Apex Token fund, will invest in…

Bain Capital unveils real estate business

By: Eugenia Jimenez | 18 Dec 2017

US investment firm Bain Capital has launched Bain Capital Real Estate to be effective on 1 February 2018. Dan Cummings – who currently is the managing director…

Mifid II: First Eagle to absorb research costs

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 15 Dec 2017

US asset manager First Eagle Investment Management will absorb the costs of all external research purchased by its investment teams as from 3 January 2018. The company…

Oppenheimer Funds appoints head of Sustainable Investing

By: Mona Dohle | 08 Dec 2017

Oppenheimer Funds has appointed Aniket Shah as head of Sustainable Investing, in a bid to respond to growing investor demand for sustainable strategies. In his new role,…

Japanese insurer takes 24.75% stake in TCW

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 04 Dec 2017

US asset manager TCW has announced the further entry of Nippon Life Insurance Company into its capital after the Japanese private life insurer has agreed to acquire…

Raymond James Financial completes AM acquisition

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 21 Nov 2017

US asset manager Raymond James Financial and its branch Carillon Tower Advisers have completed the acquisition of Scout Investments and of its Reams Asset Management division from…

AdvisoryShares to launch Vice ETF

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 16 Nov 2017

US ETF provider AdvisoryShares is set to list the AdvisoryShares Vice ETF on New York Stock Exchange on early December. According to the prospectus, the ETF seeks…

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