Spanish asset manager Abante Asesores has launched an innovative multi-asset protected fund — Abante 80% protección creciente — in collaboration with Morgan Stanley. The investment vehicle offers long-term exposure to the performance of the portfolio strategy with 80% of the highest net asset value being protected as a minimum exit net asset value. With the uncertainty […]
Morgan Stanley Investment Management is making available to European investors its Morgan Stanley Investment Funds US Active Factor Equity Fund via a Sicav fund format. This is the first time any of the company’s Applied Equity Advisors investment team’s strategies have been made available in this way. As a factor-based strategy, the fund seeks to […]
Dutch asset manager Optimix is set to increase its exposure to frontier markets, at the expense of European stocks, Michel Alofs and Jaap Westerling , both director and partner and Ivan Moen, partner and head of Investments confirmed to investors. The Amsterdam-based group sold all its investments in the Morgan Stanley Frontier Markets Fund in […]
BMO Global Asset Management (BMO) has announced the appointment of former Morgan Stanley vice president Björn Bahlmann as director Sales in charge of Switzerland. At BMO, Bahlmann will be responsible for the distribution to institutional investors in Switzerland, he reports to Kristy Barr, head of Institutional Distribution Europe. Bahlmann joins BMO AM from Morgan Stanley […]
MSCI has announced that Alvise Munari has joined MSCI as a Managing Director and head of Client Coverage in the EMEA region. Based in London, Munari reports to Laurent Seyer, Managing Director and global head of Client Coverage. Munari was most recently global head of Equity Derivatives sales and Financial Engineering at Morgan Stanley. He […]
Bestinver has hired Gustavo Trillo to head its Sales department. Trillo previously worked for Morgan Stanley Investment Management for Spain and Portugal and has more than 15 years of experience working with institutional investors. Bestinver also named Maria Caputto head of Large Accounts. Caputto, whose experience with Bestinver goes back to 1992, had been named […]
InvestmentEurope‘s Pension Fund Forum Switzerland took place in Zurich on 19 November, including speakers from Aberdeen, Erste Asset Management, First State Investments, Invesco, iShares, Martin Currie, MFS, Morgan Stanley, and Standard Life Investments. Key moments from the Forum were captured on camera and are carried in the gallery below. Comments from the event published on […]
Christian Derold (pictured), managing director at Morgan Stanley will discuss intangible assets as moats during the InvestmentEurope Pension Fund Forum held in Zurich on 19 November. Derold will argue that in order to assess the long-term competitiveness of a business, intangible assets are a key factor to consider. He is a portfolio manager for the […]
Pioneer Investments has announced that Lisa M. Jones has been named head of the US. In this role, she will serve as president and CEO of Pioneer Investment Management USA Inc., the US Division of Pioneer Investments. Jones will be a member of Pioneer’s global leadership team and will report to Sandro Pierri, CEO of […]
Credit Suisse Italy has sold its Italian affluent and upper affluent private banking operations to Banca Generali. The transaction will entail the sale of the business line including the agency contracts of about 60 financial advisers of Credit Suisse Italy, accounting for a current total portfolio of over €2bn AUM. Consideration for the sale will […]
Morgan Stanley Investment Management has launched the Global Quality fund, which aims to invest in companies deemed to have the ability to compound value, maintain competitive advantage, with experienced managers and strong brands.
Joining InvestmentEurope’s exciting lineup of speakers at the Fund Selector Forum Sweden taking place on 25 September is Vladimir Demine.