Ignis Asset Management’s Stuart Thomson has identified five countries across Europe which could be the epicentre for the next leg of the region's financial crisis.
Fund managers have voiced concerns ETF trading is increasingly driving the direction of the wider market and exacerbating recent slumps, raising questions over the use of the products in less liquid securities.
Henderson has delayed commission payments to over 7,000 UK advisers for three weeks due to additional checks needed following the RDR (Retail Distribution Review).
Hedge fund manager Man Group’s shares nosedived on Wednesday, after its flagship hedge fund AHL reported one of its biggest weekly losses.
Outgoing Bank of England governor Mervyn King has urged successor Mark Carney not to spell out how long interest rates will remain low when he takes charge.
US airlines and housebuilders were among the stocks on Crispin Odey's buy list in the first quarter as the hedge fund star looks to tap into the US economic recovery.
Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM) has launched its second onshore fund, the Loomis Sayles US Leaders fund, with seed money from Aberdeen Asset Management.
Fund managers are starting to buy back into UK-listed large-cap miners, seeing valuations as too good to refuse as wider sentiment on the sector hits a “decade low”.
Spanish boutique asset manager March Gestión de Fondos (MFG) has gained UK FSA approval to distribute its three flagship funds to the UK market.
Tullett Prebon's chief executive Terry Smith wrote a letter to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) back in 2010 to question the rate setting process, but was ignored.
The UK managers of the Ruffer investment trust are concerned further monetary easing may lead to another financial crisis on a par with 2007/8 as talk of yet more stimulus fuels 'risk-takers'.
UBS Asset Management is to become the latest group to boost its passive fund offering in the UK, as it launches the first product in a new range for retail investors.
RWC is adding a distribution share class to its Global Convertibles fund in response to demand from UK discretionary fund managers (DFMs).
Barclays has threatened "substantial" job cuts in its London investment bank, ahead of a review of its operations by new chief executive Antony Jenkins.
Since the start of the financial crisis, boutique managers have seen their market share increase, according to data from fund-analytics group Lipper.
An annual survey by BNY Mellon has revealed growing concerns among global companies about the coming year.
Vontobel Asset Management has launched a global equity fund investing in “sustainable leaders”.
Stefan Angele (pictured), head of investment management at Swiss & Global Asset Management, looks at this week’s economic developments in Germany, the US and the Euro zone.
William Blair expects 2013 to be the year to get back into equities and other riskier asset classes.
VTB Capital Investment Management, one of the largest asset managers in Russia, is the first Russian firm to go live with Charles River Investment Management Solution (IMS).
Schroders has launched the International Selecting Fund (ISF) Euro High Yield, completing its ISF high yield product range.
Germany’s Union Investment’s prognosis for the coming year is positive despite the European debt crisis and growing financial repression worldwide.
Fisch Asset Management, a convertible bonds specialist based in Zurich, has added a new quantitative analysis expert to its investment team.
Pioneer Investments has added two senior investment professionals to its European fixed income team in an effort to strengthen its offering.
Henderson Global Investors has bought the first property for its German Logistics Fund, which announced its first closing in October, raising €90m.
European family offices have failed to secure the returns they expected this year. As a result, their focus is shifting to wealth preservation instead of growth for the foreseeable future.
Investors should stay away from large cap equities in view of the market volatility going into 2013, says Saxo Bank.
Henderson Global Investor has hired James Ellis as assistant portfolio manager to strengthen its German property team.
A passive approach to fixed income markets is “unlikely to make you rich” in 2013, says Schroders.
Invesco Asset Management has appointed Reto Meisser new CEO and head of wholesale in Switzerland.
Renaissance Asset Managers (RAM) is to launch a Global Emerging Market Yield fund for its newest recruit, Michael Kollo.
Renaissance Credit, a new microfinance institution in Lagos, Nigeria, has launched on the Temenos T24 platform for Microfinance and Community Banking (MCB), hosted in the cloud on Windows Azure.
BlackRock’s exchange traded funds platform iShares has launch four ETFs based on minimum volatility indices on the London Stock Exchange.
AMP Capital has launched a second infrastructure debt fund for institutional investors in response to growing global demand for the asset class.
Feri EuroRating Services has announced the winners of the Feri EuroRating Awards 2013. The rating picks the top asset managers in 14 categories in German-speaking Europe.
Some 25 UK based business visited Russia last week with the aim to improve understanding of the commercial environment and boost trade and investment links with Russia.
Deutsche Bank has launched a US Dividend Fund for its db-X funds structured funds division.
Global asset manager Russell Investments has launched an emerging market debt local currency fund.
Family offices are increasingly recognising the advantages of impact investing post financial crisis, says Wermuth Asset Management.
CQS, a credit-focused global multi strategy asset management firm, has appointed Marc Hotimsky as chairman.
Smart beta solutions were originally developed for equities, but now some of the key product providers such as Lyxor Asset Management are offering the same approach for bonds.
Yves Maillot has been appointed head of the European equities investment division at Natixis Asset Management.
The Index Industry Association (IIA) has appointed Rick Redding as its first executive director.
Russia’s Arbat Capital has set its sights on dividend equities again, after selling off its dividend basket earlier this year.
Allianz Investments in Russia has appointed Ilya Mozgovoy deputy CEO and head of asset management.
Institutional investors across Europe are looking to smart beta solutions to reduce volatility and increase returns, according to bfinance’s Pension Fund Asset Allocation Survey.
The Renaissance Ottoman Fund managed by emerging market investors Renaissance Asset Managers (RAM) has been upgraded to the top rating by Morningstar.
Venture investments in the Russian internet market are less risky and more rewarding than perceived, says Frontier Ventures.