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Fund manager briefing: TCW MetWest Total Return Bond Fund

By: Jake Moeller | 31 Aug 2016

TCW may not be a fund group overly familiar to European investors, despite forming in 1971. It does, however, enjoy considerable goodwill in the US and the…

Amundi completes acquisition of KBI

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 31 Aug 2016

French asset management group Amundi has completed the acquisition of Kleinwort Benson Investors (KBI) from Oddo & Ci. Amundi becomes the main shareholder of KBI with a 87.5%…

UBP strikes business deal with Chilean boutique

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 31 Aug 2016

The asset management division of Swiss group Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has entered into a strategic agreement with Chilean boutique LarrainVial Asset Management. According to the terms of the deal,…

MainFirst’s Thomas Rutz joins Stockholm Forum

By: Jonathan Boyd | 31 Aug 2016

Thomas Rutz, senior fund manager Emerging Markets at MainFirst Asset Management is set to discuss relative value investing in emerging market debt when he takes part in…

Spain’s most profitable funds attract €581m net inflows

By: Alicia Villegas | 31 Aug 2016

The ten most profitable Spanish funds have attracted over €581m in net inflows through the end of August, according to data from VDOS. The Latin America-focused fund of…

Two thirds of German retail investors expect negative rates

By: Mona Dohle | 31 Aug 2016

Nearly two thirds of German retail investors expect interest rates on private investments to turn negative, according to a recent poll conducted by Union Investment. The poll,…

Julius Baer highlights new source of financing for Argentinian government

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 31 Aug 2016

Alejandro Hardziej, fixed income analyst at Julius Baer, has commented the forthcoming Argentina’s local-currency bond issuance. Hardziej observed that the country has issued around $19bn in hard-currency debt since…

Emerging market bonds back in vogue

By: Warren Hyland | 31 Aug 2016

The popularity of emerging markets as an asset class is rising for the first time since the “taper tantrum” of May 2013. Recent weeks have seen record…

Investor confidence drops by 8.3 points in August

By: Alicia Villegas | 31 Aug 2016

The Global ICI decreased to 89.7, down 8.3 points from July’s revised reading of 98, the State Street Investor Confidence Index (ICI) for August 2016 has revealed.…

Aberdeen to merge 10 funds within global fixed income range

By: Gary Robinson | 31 Aug 2016

Aberdeen Asset Management is to merge a series of offshore funds based within its global fixed income range. A spokesperson for Aberdeen confirmed to International Investment that it is to…

Spanish fund AUM reach highest level since March 2008

By: Alicia Villegas | 31 Aug 2016

Spain’s fund industry has seen its assets under management (AUM) increase to €226.3bn through August, the highest level since March 2008. AUM increased last month by €1.7bn,…

Thesis cuts exposure to UK equities as uncertainty persists

By: Ryan Paterson | 31 Aug 2016

Equity markets have risen significantly since the EU referendum, boosted by large-cap overseas-earning companies and headline-making M&A deals. Nevertheless, we have cut our exposure to UK equities in light…

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