Mirabaud Asset Management has been on a hiring spree, seeking to boost capability in areas such as global equity and presence in markets such as the UK.
TOBAM Asset Management is taking the idea of sustainable investment back to its roots in response, it says, to the way the the concept is being increasingly stretched.
In the glamour and exclusivity stakes, polo has few peers, and a new generation of sponsors is underpinning the sport’s rapidly growing popularity worldwide.
Trilantic Capital Partners Europe, the transatlantic private equity team spun out of Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking in 2009 following the firm's collapse, believes 2013 will be a pivotal year for private equity, because the asset class historically...
‘Real’ assets are have become increasingly attractive through the early part of 2013 as investors have gone into a period of uncertainty following strong gains by a number of other asset classes over the previous year.
Developing the Swiss asset management brand and resiliency to the same degree as the country's banking sector is a key focus at both the Swiss Funds Association (SFA) and the Swiss Banking Association (SBA).
Mussie Kidane of Pictet Wealth Management says the evolving nature of selection means there must be scope to consider funds of different size and age.
Jupiter Asset Management and Lombard Odier are among managers noting the benefits to investors of convertible bonds, which could enable them to take advantage of rising equity markets while avoiding the downside risks of an uncertain investment climate....
An asset manager, a media company and a charity all working in south-west England have collaborated to develop a digital tablet app which will raise funds and help reinforce the memories of older people and those with dementia.
Despite headwinds from the economic and financial situation, real estate in European cities such as London, Paris, Munich and Stockholm is delivering a strong performance.
FTSE Group, The US National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) have developed the first investable green property indexes for both institutional and retail investors, bringing together US real...
Dans le cadre de sa stratégie de développement à l’international, OFI Asset Management a conclu un partenariat pour le marché allemand avec Accelerando Associates.
Active Asset Allocation (AAAiC) and NExT AM have signed a strategic partnership agreement to provide risk management and asset allocation support to entrepreneurial companies NExT AM is investing in.
Bankers from top firms in India and the US have teamed up to launch Valores Capital Partners LLC, a specialist M&A boutique to target the financial sector.
Conventional assets under management of the global fund management industry climbed by 5% in the first nine months of 2012 to a record $84.1trn, some 13% above the pre-crisis peak.
Ecclesiastical Investment Management (EIM), part of a UK-based financial services group linked to the Church of England, and with some £1.5bn assets, has sold all its gold holdings in anticipation of an end to the Bank of England’s quantitative easing...
A leading UK pensions lawyer has warned the UK industry to plan for a potential euro zone break up if financial troubles escalate for the Mediterranean economies.
Lord North Street, a Private Investment Office managing the assets of wealthy families and charities with substantial endowments, is to extend its International Private Investment Office Network to Switzerland.
The decision by three major global multi-lateral banks to pour €30bn into the ailing economies of central and south-eastern Europe over the next two years is welcome, says Liesbeth Rubinstein, Emerging Markets Fund Manager at Invesco Perpetual.
Brown Advisory, an independent US investment firm, has appointed Keryn Brock to its fund sales team in London, as it passes £1.75bn in European AUM.
VAM Funds, the specialist Luxembourg-domiciled investment firm, is launching the VAM Managed Fund in partnership with Newscape Capital Group following an intensive pre-marketing programme to offshore advisers during September and October.
London-based Threadneedle Investments has teamed up with Cass Business School and Singapore’s Management University to back a £12,000 Investment Award, alongside an internship, for an outstanding essay on economic dilemmas faced around the world.
Aviva Investors has improved its six month outlook on the global economy following September’s aggressive policy response from the world’s top three central banks (Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, Bank of Japan).
In the run up to the US presidential election, popular analysis suggested that Republican challenger Mitt Romney was the champion of the rich, while incumbent Democrat Barack Obama represented the less privileged.
Sustainable investments by Europe’s wealthiest investors has increased by nearly 60% over the past two years, compared to an 18% increase in overall European high net worth wealth over the same period.
International workers considering re-locating to other global capitals can now compare the cost of living (and playing) at various destinations, with a London property firm creating an interactive chart for would-be travellers.
Real estate still carries the negative associations of the sub prime debt, which was one of the underlying factors behind the global financial crisis in 2008. But there are signs that the sector is being rehabilitated as investors return, drawn by the...
Amundi, the asset management collaboration between Crédit Agricole and Société Générale, is enhancing and strengthening its volatility range with the launch of Amundi Funds Absolute Volatility Arbitrage Plus.
Two-thirds of global equities fund managers are overweight Europe ex UK, despite fears of recession, unemployment, government defaults and a potential eurozone break-up, according to a sector trends report from S&P Capital IQ.
Paris-based La Française AM and S&P Capital IQ have launched a global credit fund as part of a Luxembourg-domiciled SICAV (LFP S&P Capital IQ Fund).
BNP Paribas Investment Partners, which has just launched FundQuest Advisor, has appointed Stéphane Pouchoulin CEO of the new entity.
Investment into global farm production has not only generated high returns for investors over the past year, but will be increasingly necessary in the fight to avert global food shortages, according to independent index provider Indxis.
ALTIN, the $250m multi-strategy fund of hedge funds listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, has disclosed its entire portfolio of holdings as part of its continued commitment to full investor transparency.
High yield debt is an asset class with further potential if investors can ensure that market volatility is well managed, according to Jeremy Cunningham, senior portfolio manager, Fixed Income at Alliance Bernstein
Natixis Global Asset Management acquiert la société de gestion McDonnell Investment Management et prévoit de lancer un nouveau produit d’obligations municipales début 2013.
The banking scandals that have rocked UK markets in recent months may significantly benefit ethical financial services providers, according to research from UK-based Ecclesiastical Investment Management.
Aquila Capital, one of Europe's leading alternative investment managers, has appointed Stuart MacDonald as managing director.
A key estimate of global “aboveground” gold overestimates the stock by 16,032 tonnes, equating to $900bn worth of the precious metal at current prices, according to a report from an industry not-for-profit foundation.
Prime brokerage Newedge has been appointed as exclusive swap counterparty to the Ucits-compliant EEA Diversified Trends fund. The Ireland-domiciled fund is managed by EEA Fund Management.
Placement agents and research companies are reporting that real asset and private equity investors are looking to raise additional capital and may deploy up to $200bn prior to the end of 2013.
UK-based Oriel Asset Management has entered into an agreement with Williams de Broë Asset Management over the running of the WDB Oriel UK Fund, the WDB Oriel European Fund and the WDB Oriel Global Fund with assets of £90m.
Societe Generale is strengthening its private banking proposition across Europe with new positions and staff hires.
Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have long wanted a single integrated marketplace for listed securities but recent moves towards mutual recognition of funds suggests the goal is now closer, according to a briefing note from...
Total global fish production, including both wild capture fish and aquaculture, reached an all-time high of 154 million tons in 2011, and aquaculture is set to top 60% of production by 2020, according to research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute....
Introducing a new model for customer dialogue should improve adviser-client discussions on risk and portfolio construction, says SGPB Hambros.
The middle of a downturn or prolonged market turmoil is the worst possible time to consider a rethink of business structure or investment policy, but certain ways are better than others, says Pictet Asset Management.
London has already benefited greatly from the surge of Continental European buyers seeking a safe haven for their funds and assets from volatile markets.
Wealth technology firm Solife has teamed up with ADA (Appui au Développement Autonome), a Luxembourg-based organisation, to support microfinance projects across Africa.