BlackRock has launched a range of four open-ended emerging market debt funds focusing on ESG. The range of funds, created in partnership with JP Morgan, are actively managed against the JESG EMD indices, an ESG specialist benchmark launched by JP Morgan in collaboration with BlackRock last April. The four Ucits funds are the BGF ESG […]
March Asset Management (March AM) the asset management division of the Spanish March Group, has appointed Jose M. Botella as portfolio manager, InvestmentEurope reveals. Botella joins March AM from Santander Private Banking (SPB), where he worked as senior portfolio manager having joined in 2013. At Santander Private Banking he was responsible – among other roles […]
London-based frontier market investment bank Exotix Capital has appointed Dean Tyler as global head of fixed income, effective immediately. Tyler (pictured), who joins Exotix from Liquidity Finance in London where he was managing director, will work alongside Guy Frost (head of fixed income in London) and Ian Tweedley (head of fixed income sales in the […]
Swiss financial group Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has officially announced the launch of UBAM Emerging Market Sovereign Bond fund – an information InvestmentEurope advanced last September. The fund, managed by Thomas Christiansen, invests primarily in fixed or variable-rate bonds in hard currencies and presents an investment universe consisting mainly of issuers based in emerging countries. It […]
The strong performance by both emerging market (EM) bonds and EM equities so far in 2017 has caused some investors to question whether the rally can possibly have further to run. The concerns appear valid; EM assets are now more widely owned and valuations are certainly not what they were at the beginning of 2016. […]
In 2013, Indonesia was one of the so-called “ fragile five” emerging countries. It has since made a major comeback. In May its sovereign debt was upgraded to investment grade for the first time since the Asian financial crisis in 1997. The country now has its best ranking in seven years in our proprietary Country Risk […]
Russ Koesterich, Chief Investment Strategist at BlackRock argues that low volatility may have pitfalls, but also unexpected winners.
Renaissance Asset Managers (RAM) is to launch a Global Emerging Market Yield fund for its newest recruit, Michael Kollo.
Austrian asset manager Spängler IQAM Invest is changing the investment strategy in two of its funds in a bid to improve the risk profile of these products.
Stefan Angele, head of investment management at Swiss & Global Asset Management, says investors must look for a “centre of gravity” disconnected from politics and quantitative easing, as the European debt problems are unlikely to dissipate in the next couple of years.
Duff & Phelps says that managers need to consider firmer illiquid asset valuation policies, to guide them in difficult times.
Russia has just enjoyed one of those rare summers where the weather was perfect and the markets kind, especially for investors in emerging market Eurobonds.