Although mandated contributions drive ongoing pension savings towards funds on Sweden’s PPM platform, new research by the Swedish Investment Fund Association suggests more than three-quarters, 76%, of Swedes are saving by investing into funds beyond the PPM platform. The key reason for using funds to save, cited by the 1,000 randomly selected Swedes interviewed for […]
Generali Investments has promoted Francesco Martorana (pictured) to the role of head of Investments, effective 2 October 2017. Martorana joined Generali in November 2013. He was hitherto head of Group Asset Liability Management & Strategic Asset Allocation for the general account assets. It is understood that the firm’s current head of Investments Anna Khazen is […]
Proposals to adjust personal tax rates regarding long term savings could be beneficial to the country’s funds industry, according to comments from the Norwegian Fund and Asset Management Association (VFF). The Norwegian government has proposed (https://www.regjeringen.no/no/aktuelt/gunstigere-ordninger-for-sparing-til-pensjon/id2552654/ ) evening out the tax rates applicable to money put in versus when money is taken out from so-called individuell […]
For those unable to attend key industry event Salone del Risparmio taking place in Milan through Friday this week, there is a chance to catch highlights through live streamed video from the sessions. A number are taking place today, 6 April and are available via the following YouTube links (all times CET): 12:00 IL RISCHIO […]
Catella, the financial group listed on Nasdaq in Stockholm, points to increasing competition in the French property market as one of the trends outlined in its latest report on the local property market. The report – Property Market Trends, France Spring 2016 – suggests a “much more dynamic” market in the second half of 2015, […]
Anthemis, an investment and advisory firm focused on digital disruption, has announced three fellowships for the coming year. The Anthemis Fellowship programme is focused on individuals it feels are able to make “ground breaking constributions to the future of financial services.” The 2016 fellows are: Emilia Lischke – a September 2015 graduate of the UCL […]
A report published by the Stockholm School of Economics suggests that Sweden’s capital has become the second most sought after city for financial technology investments across the region, after London. The report – Stockholm FinTech – An overview of the FinTech sector in the greater Stockholm Region – suggests that the city attracted about 18% […]
The digital challenge to asset managers and fund selectors has been tackled in a new book published by Jon Beckett, member of InvestmentEurope‘s Editorial Board and independent CIO of Gemini Investment Management. Titled New Fund Order: A Digital Death for Fund Selection?, the book looks at the challenges facing an industry that has remained largely […]
The number of Norwegians aged 25-39 increased their regular savings into equity and balanced funds by some 11% over the past year, according to the results of the latest annual research into regular savings contracts – Spareavtaleundersøkelsen – published by VFF, the Norwegian Fund and Asset Management Association. The research has been conducted annually since […]
Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) is targeting mid tier UK wealth and investment managers with an outsourcing solution that works from the front to the back office environment. The platform is intended to provide integrated execution services and liquidity support, middle & back-office services, segregated portfolio processing, master books and records, multi-product clearing and settlement […]
The launch of the Consultation Draft of an Integrated Reporting (IR) framework is set to challenge the status quo of value creation and transparency in financial reporting, according
to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
ECM Asset Management Ltd has launched the Absolute Return Credit Fund (ARC) to gain exposure to the deleveraging credit cycle in the present low growth and low interest rate environment.