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Investing in emerging equities: beyond China

Investing in emerging equities: beyond China

Views on the current health of the Chinese economy differ widely, but it’s hard not to be impressed by the progress the country has made in the last 20 years. Gross domestic product (GDP) per capita has risen more than ten-fold to around US$8,000 over this period, with much of this growth occurring in the […]

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Cobas Internacional, DWS Deutschland join highest rated on SharingAlpha platform

The latest monthly update of highly rated funds on the SharingAlpha platform has highlighted the Cobas Internacional and the DWS Deutschland funds among those most highly rated by SharingAlpha’s platform users constituting professional fund selectors across Europe and beyond. Cobas now has two funds in the top 10 – the other being its Selección fund which […]

Dividends sharply up since GFC

Janus Henderson has identified a strong trend in dividends paid out by international companies since the peak of the global financial crisis a decade ago. Since 2009, the data suggests dividends paid by companies in North America have increased by 148%, in Japan by 144%, and the rest of Asia by 162%. Emerging markets dividends […]

Spanish listed companies increase market-based financing

The indebtedness of Spanish Stock Exchange’s non-financial companies has dropped from 72.4% to 67.1% over the past seven years, according Spain’s stock markets operator Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME). BME’s report also found that during the same period the Ibex 35’s non-financial companies increased their equity’s financing as well as the replacement of bank credit […]

Five key themes noted in SWF Study

Five key themes have been highlighted through answers provided by sovereign investors and central bank reserve managers for the sixth Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Study. They include: equity allocations and portfolios, private markets, fees and cryptocurrencies, according to Alexander Millar, head of EMEA Sovereigns, head of UK Institutional Business at Invesco. Equities remain important […]

Nordic Swan Econometer 2018 suggests big changes ahead for AMs

The latest Nordic Swan Econometer 2018 reading of consumer behaviour and approach to goods and service suggests the funds industry could have to engage in radical changes necessary to avoid environmental catastrophe. Among its headline findings, the survey suggests that two-thirds of respondents feel that an environmental disaster will happen unless habits change; while half […]

Growth persists amid the volatility

Rob Sharps, head of Investments and Group, chief investment officer at T. Rowe Price; Justin Thomson, chief investment officer, equity at T. Rowe Price and Mark Vaselkiv, chief investment officer, fixed income at T. Rowe Price share the firm’s mid-year market outlook. KEY POINTS Moving into the second half of 2018, the global economic expansion appears […]

European alternatives managers top ESG integration list

Europe is leading the way in ESG integration and especially among alternatives managers, the LGT Capital Partners’ annual ESG Report has found. The report – assessing some 294 managers globally, grading them on how successfully they have integrated environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their investment activities – rated some 58% of private equity […]

Half of EU27 business leaders have cut investment in the UK because of Brexit

Half of EU27 business have reduced investment in the UK and seen disruption to their supply chains resulting from the Brexit vote, the Survey of 800 EU27 business leaders from Baker McKenzie found. Two years after the Brexit vote and nine months before the UK leaves the EU, over 75% of the respondents said their […]

US intermediaries avoiding ESG over performance questions

Queries around performance implications are acting as a barrier to wider acceptance of ESG among investment intermediaries in the US, according to research published by Cerulli Associates. The Cerulli Edge – US Monthly Product Trends report suggests that there are two key challenges ongoing in respect of environmental, social and governance factors. Firstly, is the […]

Summer holidays portfolio planning: four key changes

Chan Samadder is head of Equity ETF at Lyxor. Around now, our thoughts tend to turn to the holidays and long, relaxing days by the beach. But before reaching for the suncream you have to check the forecasts and ensure your portfolio also has the requisite protection. Lyxor ETF suggests four changes to make on […]

Global assets down in euros, up in dollars – research shows

Data published by the European Fund and Asset Management Association point to a fall in global AUM of regulated open ended funds of 1.3% during the first quarter of 2018, to some €43.74trn, but in dollar terms the industry went in a completely different direction, increasing assets by 1.5% to $53.9trn. The currency effect also […]

Short duration EMD combines higher yields with protection against rising rates

Emerging Markets Debt (EMD) continues to offer strong yield spreads to developed markets, while investing in shorter duration bonds guards against rising interest rates, suppresses volatility and presents beneficial reinvestment opportunities. As such, short duration EMD hard currency (HC) offers an option for investors seeking strong risk adjusted returns in their fixed income portfolios. EMD […]

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