Christian Petter has taken up the position of chief executive of BNP Paribas Investment Partners in Germany. He will be responsible for the wholesale business.
Swiss investors have finally plucked up the courage to put money into equity funds, after months of shying away from the asset class.
Sberbank Asset Management has appointed Roman Filatov as managing director, head of equities portfolio management.
Investment Property Databank (IPD) in Germany and the local trade body BVI have published the first ever full German quarterly property Spezialfonds Index.
In the current state of financial repression investors need an active and flexible investment approach to generate real returns, says Newton Investment Management.
Global uncertainty and inflation concerns are driving up demand for gold as a capital preservation tool.
Financial market practitioners believe the change of leadership in China will to drive the performance of the consumer sector.
Renaissance Group, a leading emerging markets investment firm, has sold off all of its investment banking division to focus on asset management.
International companies with a presence in Africa are increasingly looking to list on the local stock exchanges to gain access to African institutional money, says BNY Mellon.
The liberalisation of the Russian bond market which is taking place at the moment was welcomed by panellists at the Moscow Exchange Group's event in London yesterday.
After a surge in inflows into Ucits funds in August, they have seen €10bn flowing out in September, according to the latest report from the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA).
Russia’s Ministry of Finance plans to abolish taxes on long-term investment vehicles in Russia to encourage domestic investment into funds.
Anja Römer has become a senior partner at the Swiss asset manager and family office service provider Helvetic Trust.
Ukraine’s equity market has returned to its original sluggish state after a brief rebound on the news of election results last month.
Fund flow data from Germany’s trade body BVI for September highlights the important of Spezialfonds for local investors.
Trouble in the European and global economies will persist for another eight or nine years, but the worst is behind us, says Charles Nenner.
TKB BNP Paribas Investment Partners has topped the year to date performance rating of Russian equity funds without a sector focus with its Promising Investments fund.
Money market funds (MMF) in Europe have reallocated nearly one fifth of their portfolios geographically in the last two years, according to a new report by Fitch Ratings.
Tatarstan is one of the most favourable regions for investment in Russia, with the ambition to become its “Silicon Valley”.
The largest fund in the world investing in photography is about to be closed, according to reports from the Russian press.
Germany’s Berenberg has set up a private equity fund investing in art, which was made available to international investors on November 6.
Despite uncertainty regarding regulation and liquidation of various German open-ended property funds, their performance has remained stable through October.
East Capital has selected three outstanding companies in Eastern Europe for its annual East Capital Awards.
Bank Sarasin in Switzerland has appointed Yves Sarasin head of Central & Eastern Europe.
Russian asset managers investing pension assets have done better in Q3 than Q2, but are still struggling to beat Vnesheconombank.
Clearstream plans to open a direct account with Russia’s new central securities depository (CSD) by year end, following the creation of the entity earlier this week.
Despite the fact that Barack Obama’s victory in the US election yesterday spells out good news for Russia, the local equity market has failed to rebound at the news.
An improvement in global market conditions is the only way to bring investors back to Russia and other risky markets, says BNY Mellon.
Although Barack Obama’s election victory removes some of the uncertainty burdening the markets, there are more important issues to solve in the coming months, most notably the so-called “fiscal cliff”.
Allianz Bank Bulgaria, a subsidiary of Germany’s Allianz Group, has selected BNY Mellon as a global custodian.
Russia’s National Settlement Depository (NSD) has finally gained the status of Central Securities Depository.
Legg Mason says American small cap stocks have had a “convincing comeback” since the financial crisis.
Source has listed the Man GLG Europe Plus ETF on the London Stock Exchange to provide investors in the product with sterling exposure.
BNP Paribas may be looking to expand further into the Russian market by partnering up with local financial company Aton Capital, according to local press reports.
Standard Life Investments has hired Adam Rudd to the multi-asset investment team as investment director.
The Russian government needs to focus on reforms to maintain a high level of GDP growth and improve global competitiveness, says VTB Capital.
A drop in European investor confidence has driven the State Street’s Investor Confidence Index (ICI) down to its all-time low in October.
Russia’s Rusnano Capital has launched a private equity fund with Virgin Group and Virgin Green Fund, investing in emerging market growth.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) welcomes the move by the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) to move to a floating rate on long term financing provided to banks.
Managers investing in Russia’s consumer sector would do well to look at the higher value added end of the spectrum, as Russians begin to favour quality over quantity.
Under the current low interest rate conditions, money market fund (MMF) managers will have to take steps to adapt their products, says Moody’s.
Germany’s Feri EuroRating Services is preparing to hand out its annual award for fund innovations.
Yury Belonoschenko has left his position as chief executive at Russia’s Nomos Bank Asset Management to join UralSib Asset Management as chief executive officer.
Eastern European countries such as Russia and Ukraine, which have been at the forefront of the news this year with political elections, are seeing a slowdown in the opposition movements.
Swiss & Global Asset Management in Zurich is celebrating 20 years as a provider of private labelling services to international partners.
Good quality corporate bonds with a very short duration are the best bet in the current investment climate, says Swiss Rock Asset Management.
Following the parliamentary elections in Ukraine on Sunday, Renaissance Capital warns against excessive market enthusiasm for a speedy re-engagement with the IMF.
Coronation Fund Managers, a South Africa-based manager, has appointed Justin McKie as director for international sales and relationship management.