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Appetite for Asia seen growing, says Mirae specialist

By: Jonathan Boyd | 26 Oct 2016

Growing European investor demand for South and Far East Asian investment is feeding into growth at Mirae Asset Global Investments,  according to client portfolio manager Chris Chen.…

LOIM adds Swedish currency share class for multi-asset fund

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 26 Oct 2016

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) has added a Swedish Krona hedged share class to LO Funds – All Roads Multi-Asset in order to meet demand of Swedish…

New research chair on financial regulation launched

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 26 Oct 2016

The Friends of Ecole Polytechnique, a sister organisation of the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) Foundation, has launched a new academic and research chair on financial regulation, “Analytics and models…

Sicavs in the line of fire

By: Alicia Villegas | 26 Oct 2016

Spanish Sicavs are under scrutiny following allegations that wealthy individuals are obtaining tax advantages through this type of investment vehicle. Resident Spanish taxpayers typically pay capital gains tax rates…

Belgian bank plans investment in asset management

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 26 Oct 2016

Brussels-headquartered cooperative bank Crelan has unveiled some details of its triennial strategy from 2017 to 2020. Crelan’s CEO Luc Versele has announced that the group has plans…

German M&A levels reach seven year record

By: Mona Dohle | 26 Oct 2016

Driven by strong domestic activity, the level of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the German market has reached a seven year high, according to the latest data…

Theam to list five smart beta ETFs on Swiss stock exchange

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 26 Oct 2016

Theam, the index and ETF boutique of BNP Paribas Investment Partners, is set to list five new smart beta ETFs on the Six Swiss Exchange. It includes…

ETF Securities: Time to go short on sugar and coffee

By: Nitesh Shah | 26 Oct 2016

Sugar has gained over 80% since February 2016 as the market is expected to have entered a second consecutive year of a production deficit. Prices are now trading at…

Commodities captured

By: Jonathan Boyd, Mona Dohle, Adrien Paredes-Vanheule, Alicia Villegas | 26 Oct 2016

The rising price of oil is not the only commodity-related issue stirring the thoughts of both asset managers and fund selectors. As the price of oil moved above…

Aviva names new CEO in France

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 26 Oct 2016

Financial group Aviva has announced the appointment of Patrick Dixneuf as CEO of Aviva France, effective as from 1 November 2016. He will succeed Nicolas Schimel who…

Morgan Stanley IM launches 2020 maturity bond fund

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 26 Oct 2016

Morgan Stanley Investment Management has launched the Morgan Stanley Investment Funds Global Buy and Hold 2020 Bond Fund. Structured as a Luxembourg-domiciled Sicav, the fund will be…

Oil & OPEC: Failed strategy or adapting to new market conditions?

By: Erasmo Rodriguez | 26 Oct 2016

If it ratifies the Algiers agreement at its November meeting, OPEC will have to cut its output by some 800,000 barrels per day starting in December. This would…

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