Lombard Odier has appointed industry veteran Vincent Magnenat to succeed Richard Wee as chief executive of Lombard Odier Singapore.
Schroders has reached agreement to acquire 100% of the share capital of STW Fixed Income Management, a value-orientated, US investment-grade fixed income manager.
Prospects for global growth among emerging and developed economies in 2013 are likely to continue diverging, say Philip Saunders (pictured) and Max King of Investec Asset Management’s multi-asset team.
Carmignac Gestion has appointed Vincent Steenman to strengthen its portfolio management team.
ING Investment Management has strengthened the asset base of its existing Emerging Market High Dividend Fund by merging it with the assets of the Invest Emerging Markets Fund.
US blue-chip companies could lead a surprising market surge in 2013, says James Abate, manager of the PSigma American Fund.
The popularity of Latin America and North America funds on WealthManager+, J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s online investment platform, has waned as investors increasingly look at other markets, including the UK, Asia and emerging markets.
Europe has made progress this year in mastering the national debt crises, and systemic risks will diminish during 2013, says Asoka Wöhrmann (pictured), head of global fund management at DWS, the €140bn retail asset arm of Deutsche Bank.
Global growth should pick up slightly in 2013 on improvements in both the advanced and developing economies, says State Street Global Advisors’ global CIO Rick Lacaille.
Brown Advisory’s US Equity Growth Fund has reached its three-year Ucits track record, and surpassed £500m in assets, the manager said in a statement.
Mirabaud & Cie, the Geneva-based private bank, has increased its AUM by about 4% thanks to Switzerland’s safe haven status among investors from Southern Europe.
NCB Capital, the largest asset manager in Saudi Arabia, has decided to widen its investor base by launching a range of Dublin-domiciled Islamic mutual funds.
Exchange traded funds and exchange traded products are set to reach record levels by year end, according to research and consultancy firm ETFGI.
The first part of next year could be good for cyclical and risky assets, says ETF Securities in a research note.
The Nobel Foundation in Stockholm has turned to the hedge funds sector in a bid to restore the health of its finances, following a decade of decline.
The EU and Swiss financial regulators have agreed terms on the cross-border supervision of alternative funds, including hedge funds, private equity and real estate funds, FINMA has said in a statement.
Quilter, the Dublin-based specialist private client investment manager, has added a Euro conservative strategy to its Managed Portfolio Service for financial advisers who have clients with a low risk appetite, but who are looking for enhanced income....
Solvency II has pushed up the price of corporate bonds, according to a study by AXA Investment Managers, creating a greater appetite for sovereigns and credit.
AMP Capital has launched another infrastructure debt fund and expanded its investment team to meet significant growth in demand.
The crisis and subsequent recession have left their mark on the entire financial industry. Private equity fund of funds are no exception and are sometimes perceived to be especially vulnerable because of their additional layer of fees. However, on closer...
Peripheral euro zone bonds are shaping up to be one of 2013’s most promising bets, according to AXA Investment Managers.
BlackRock is planning to go overweight on India, its top fund manager in Asia has said.
BlackRock has hired three senior executives from private equity giant Blackstone as part of a plan to launch its own infrastructure debt platform.
The European Commission (EC) says recapitalisation and resolution plans for four Spanish banks under Frob control do not violate state aid rules; the ruling paves way for capital injection in early December.
The unilateral approach taken by the US to combat tax evasion is not the right one, says senior figure at the People's Bank of China
The proposition includes facilitating adviser charging on both structured deposits and investments, as well as commission options on some structured deposits, in addition to execution-only versions of structured investments.
Neuberger Berman, the US-based employee-controlled asset manager, has appointed Robert Ryan as managing director, Official Institutions.
Mark Carney, currently governor of the Bank of Canada, will take over from Mervyn King to run the UK central bank in June 2013, despite earlier appearing to deny interest in role.
Russell Investments has made two appointments to its global fixed income team in London.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management, the largest institutional money market fund provider in the world, has announced that its local currency institutional money market funds in Asia now total more than $10bn equivalent in assets, reflecting strong growth in...
Corporate bond issuance has risen significantly this year, giving fixed-income investors greater opportunities for diversifying their portfolios across issuers and sectors, says Moody's Investor Services.
Natixis Asset Management has launched Mirova, an investment division dedicated exclusively to responsible investment. The division will aim to combine value creation with sustainable development.
Jan Dehn, co-head of research at Ashmore Investment Management, discusses the expected impact of the forthcoming European Union budget summit.
Aberdeen Asset Management aims to more than double the size of its fund of hedge funds business to $10bn within a few years, says the FT.
Matterhorn Investment Management, a $400m London-based hedge fund, is to launch an emerging-markets hedge fund next year targeting South-east Asia.
Brevan Howard Asset Management, the second largest hedge fund in Europe, is recruiting traders in New York, according to Bloomberg.
Amundi has added a new fund to its minimum variance strategy with the launch of Amundi Funds Equity Global Minimum Variance, a sub-fund of the Luxembourg Sicav Amundi Funds.
AXA Investment Managers has launched a ‘smart beta’ bond fund for institutional investors seeking low-cost credit exposure without the drawbacks of passive issuance-based index tracking strategies.
Lyxor Asset Management has listed 14 of its largest and most liquid ETFs on the London Stock Exchange for the UK investor.
The number of net millionaires in the UK has grown by almost 8% over the past two years, according to London-based research company Coredata.
The outlook for asset managers in the US pensions market brightened with news that US institutional funds market is set to grow 36% over the next five years.
Market conditions could be combining to make 2013 a great vintage for Italian growth capital investing. Amy King reports from the unquote” Italia Private Equity Congress in Milan
The supervision of structured products has improved in recent years, but investors aren’t aware of many of the changes.
Central Bank of Ireland adviser says reforms will cause an "Ice Age" in the derivatives market.
Hedge funds and institutions fail to see benefits of retail regulations being applied to the industry, says Ernst & Young. Funds will struggle to raise institutional money, there will be consolidation.
The offshore M&A market was one of the few world markets to have experienced growth in the cumulative value of transactions in Q3 2012, compared to the same period last year, according to a report from Appleby, a provider of offshore legal, fiduciary...
Global exchange traded funds and exchange traded products saw net new asset inflows of $13.5bn in October, according to ETFGI, a consultancy established by sector expert Deborah Fuhr. In September 2012, the sector registered net inflows of $40bn.
The debt crisis has left investors in government bonds thoroughly shaken and faced with the reality that their investments are not risk-free, contrary to previously accepted wisdom.