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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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Emerging market small cap: the untapped potential

Claire Franklin talks through the recent launch of BMO Global Asset Management’s small cap fund targeting emerging markets and why she believes this space offers a fertile hunting ground for stock pickers Why launch the BMO LGM Global Emerging Markets Smaller Companies fund now? The philosophy and process, which we have developed and executed across the […]

Lipper: Equity ETFs drive net inflows

Promoters of ETFs enjoyed net inflows for August. The assets under management in the European ETF industry (€582.6 bn) increased for August, up from €581.1 bn at the end of July. The increase of €1.4 bn for August was driven by net new sales (+€3.1 bn), while the performance of the underlying markets and currencies […]

Five reasons to consider technology stocks

Technology breakthroughs herald a new era in the way we live, work and relate to each other. Five key trends explain why investors should consider holding technology stocks. The global technology sector is hardly overlooked. Technology breakthroughs in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials […]

ETFGI: European ETF assets increase by 28.3% YTD

European ETF assets have increased by 28.3% to a total of USD734bn (€613bn) by the end of August, according to the latest data provided by consultancy firm ETFGI. Strong growth levels were driven by inflows into equity ETF’s which reported USD44.73bn (€37.3bn) in year to date net inflows, already exceeding the total net equity fund […]

Classic cars value drops in 2016 but annual return is 14.2% since 2005 – Coutts

Since 12 years, the Coutts Index ‘Objectives of Desire’ provides a glimpse of the passion investing area. The index, aiming to capture the price return in local currency of 14 so-called passion assets, is divided in two categories: trophy property and alternative investments. Alternative investments include fine art, collectibles and precious items while the trophy […]

Number of French AM workers up 3.4% yoy in 2016

French financial market watchdog AMF has published key figures of the French asset management industry in 2016. It found out that some 16,478 professionals worked within local asset managers as of 31 December 2016, up 3.4% year-on-year, from 15,931 at the end of 2015. It is the fourth consecutive annual rise reported by AMF which […]

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 […]

60% of fund managers experience NAV issues – Milestone Group

Technology provider Milestone Group has found out in a UK-focused survey that 60% of fund managers have experienced net asset value (NAV) issues since the FCA conducted a thematic review on UK managers’ oversight systems in 2013. Oversight refers to the outsourcing of fund processing and accounting activities by fund managers while maintaining independent in-house […]

True styles

With some factors (or styles) demonstrating strong historic returns, investors have increasingly looked to tap-into their potential. As a result the popularity of products offering access to likes of ‘value’, ‘momentum’ and ‘low volatility’ has boomed. When considering the merits of various options however, it is important for investors to consider the implications of how […]

Behavioural analytics continues to flesh out risk

A survey conducted by NICE Actimize of some 60 financial professionals working in broker/dealers and investment banks has found that the clear majority not only recognise that behavioural analytics can identify operational and financial risks, but that more than four in 10 relevant firms are set to deploy behavioural analytics-based solutions in the coming year. […]

Interest rate expectations guide investors towards convertibles

Expectations of rising interest rates in both Europe and North America will continue to fuel demand for convertible bonds, according to the latest edition of The Cerulli Edge – Europe Edition. While there are significant variations in local demand for convertibles – with strongest demand seen in Germany, France and Switzerland – there is evidence […]

UK advisers continue to reduce domestic bias

Natixis Global Asset Management’s (NGAM) latest UK portfolio barometer has found that UK advisers continue to fall out-of-love with the UK, as investor sentiment on the nation’s future prospects continues to decline. The portfolio barometer saw an uptick in the number of adviser portfolios reducing domestic bias in Q2 2017 – a continued change in […]

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