Natixis Global Asset Management has hired Alessandro Marolda (pictured) to bolster its Portfolio Management and Analysis team. Marolda joins the London based team and will report to James Beaumont, head of International Portfolio Research and Consulting Group. The Portfolio Research and Consulting Group was launched in 2011 and has come to include 37 specialists focussing on portfolio […]
Finisterre Capital has hired Christopher Buck as head of Credit Research. The hire comes as part of further strengthening of Finisterre’s investment team, in response to the growth of both the company’s Credit Fund’s and the Firm’s overall assets under management, the company said. Prior to joining Finisterre, Buck worked at Barclays Capital as head […]
Italy’s GDP contraction in 2012 will be mainly driven by weak domestic components. This is in contrast to 2009, when Italy’s real GDP negative 5.5% growth was led by sharp deterioration in foreign demand, according to Fabio Fois, European economist at Barclays Capital.
Investors still want commodities, despite the slowdown of the so-called “Supercycle” that has dominated the last couple of decades. But they are looking for new ways to access the asset class, no longer satisfied with pure beta play.
Commodity exchange-traded products (ETPs) have led the rebound in commodity investment since the start of the year with inflows rising by $7.5bn, the largest quarterly rise in almost two years, according to ETF Securities’ Global Commodity ETP Quarterly report.
Are we rational investors? A new book demonstrates why it pays to understand the tenets of behavioural finance.
iShares, the Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) platform of BlackRock, has launched two funds on the London Stock Exchange, one focusing on Asian local government debt and the other on Mexican equities.
Investments in commodities are expected to increase in 2012 after dipping last year, with crude oil, gold and copper tipped as best performers, according to a Barclays Capital survey
MarketAxess Holdings Inc, which operates an electronic bond trading platform, has appointed Robert Hammond head of sales and dealer relationship management for Europe and the Middle East.He will report to Paul Ellis, head of MarketAxess Europe.
AllianceBernstein explains the rationale behind its latest products focused on emerging markets and high yield corporate bonds.
Barclays Capital has launched an onshore version of its RADAR fund, which will mirror the investment strategy of the group’s Irish-domiciled UCITS fund, run by the co-managers of the offshore portfolio – Jason Smith and Ian Mizrahi.
Philippe Gougenheim (pictured), former head of hedge funds at Swiss group Unigestion, has announced the launch of his new management company, Gougenheim Investments, based in Pfaffikon, Switzerland.