The Swiss bank is moving parts of its FX sales team in Lugano back to London as the head of FX sales for the region leaves the bank.
With exchange-traded funds linked to dividends seeing big inflows, providers are now offering more targeted exposure to the sector
Investors should re-examine the recent performance and outlook for traditional ‘safe’ assets and instead explore gold’s credentials as an asset that can provide a long-term trusted alternative, says Juan Carlos Artigas, global head of Investment Research...
SEI Investment Management Services has published an online ‘survival guide’ to help investment managers with their management of operational risk.
Asia-Pacific offshore wealth centres, led by Hong Kong and Singapore, are attracting a growing share of the global wealth management business, as Asian-Pacific high net worth individuals (HNWI) increasingly seek out local solutions.
Turkey has entered the sukuk (Islamic bond) market first the first time, having previously only issued conventional bonds.
RWC has signed a deal with European fund house Hermes which will see its $800m Focus fund range and the three teams running the products transfer to the boutique in October.
Andrew Clark joins Jupiter Asset Management from Schroders, where he was head of Business Development for the private banking division since April 2010. He starts in December.
State Street Corporation has announced a new investment servicing solution to support small to mid-sized asset managers with their investment operations needs. The new offering is based on State Street’s outsourcing platform, which supports many of the...
SIX Swiss Exchange has announced the addition of 14 new ETFs from Source, the London-based ETF provider.
UBS is bracing itself for outflows of CHF12-30bn as a direct result of international pressures from the US and the EU to end Swiss banking secrecy and conform to new tax rules.
James Hambro & Partners, a London-based asset management partnership, has appointed James Horniman from UBS Wealth Management as Partner.
Increased conflict between and within countries is making political risk an increasingly important factor affecting investment portfolios, says Hermes Fund Managers.
Aviva Investors, part of the UK insurance group Aviva, has abandoned its efforts to gain a licence to trade in China’s $380bn mutual fund industry, according to a report from Reuters.
BlueCrest AllBlue, the London-listed fund of hedge fund, has performed 4% in NAV terms over the past 12 months.
Insight Investment Management has announced that Pareto Investment Management and certain of its affiliated entities will become part of the Insight group.
The challenges fund managers face complying with the Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD) are widely considered to be a threat to their business, according to a survey from Deloitte, the business advisory firm.
Lindsay Tomlinson, an investment industry veteran, has joined the board of Legal & General Investment Management as a Non-Executive Director in London.
A campaign by the US authorities to reach the estimated 6.5 million US persons living outside the US who have not filed a tax return could have far-reaching consequences for the Swiss banking industry.
State Street Global Advisors has lost nine of its senior asset management executives in London, according to a report in Financial News.
Russian asset manager Aton Management is choosing private clients over institutional investors, hoping to get higher returns from managing private client assets.
Legal & General Investment Management has hired Marion Stommel from WestLB Mellon Asset Management as head of credit, after its investment business reported outstanding first half results last month.
Swiss fund of hedge funds Altin has been outperforming the HFRI fund-of-funds composite index all year. But its returns are nowhere near those posted by the S&P 500.
Otkritie Financial Corporation, one of Russia’s leading financial institutions, plans to buy up to 100% of shares in Russia’s Nomos Bank over the next two years, after acquiring one fifth of its shares earlier this month.
Tristan Brenner, chief operating officer at Arkos Capital, a Lugano-based absolute return fund manager, sees advantages in being part of the GAM group.
Paris-based Lyxor Asset Management has appointed Michael Bernstein to spearhead its campaign to build its North American division.
Sovereign wealth funds are building risk monitoring systems based on warning signs such as rising commodity prices to help them reduce the risk in their portfolios in advance of market shocks, according to a panel of experts.
Underperformance and low risk appetite among investors are driving Russia focused foreign investors to wrap up their funds and seek returns elsewhere.
Sberbank Group’s private banking department has made three new appointments to its team in an effort to strengthen this new area of business. Elena Shilina, head of the Sberbank Group’s private banking department, said “new, significant appointments will...
Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organisation last week has not affected the stock picking strategy of Swiss & Global’s manager Javier Garcia, who manages the firm’s Russia focused fund. Yet he is convinced some of the stocks he already has exposure...
Italian private equity houses Sator and Palladio finally retreated from insurer Fondiaria-Sai, relinquishing the troubled behemoth to the hands of the 'salotto buono', the figurative drawing room in which the nation’s elite of industrial, financial and...
Emerging markets hedge funds grew in number during Q2 2012. Hedge Fund Research's emerging markets sub-indexes posted strong performance, but the composite index declined, resulting in a drop in AUM.
Investec Asset Management has appointed Schroders’ Michael Spinks as part of an expansion of its $13bn multi-asset offering.
In the first seven months of the year four of TKB BNP Paribas Investment Partners’ Russian equity funds have shown the best returns among all equity funds on the Russian market without a sector focus.
Equity investors in Russia have traditionally focused their attentions on Moscow and St. Petersburg, but it is worth keeping an eye on the country’s peripheral regions.
The number of hedge funds investing in emerging markets has hit a new record, increasing by 3.5% since second quarter last year. There are now 1,073 of these funds on the market, according to a report published by specialised analyst Hedge Fund Research...
Continued uncertainty over the debt problems in Europe is driving BNY Mellon’s fixed income specialists Standish Mellon Asset Management to favour the US and emerging markets in the second half of the year.
Russia joined the WTO yesterday, but what will be the consequences? Here, Troika Dialog summarises the major consequences of this event for the country's various economic agents.
Legg Mason has added its $1bn Brandywine Global Fixed Income fund and 16 other offshore offerings to the IMA’s fund sectors for the first time.
Concerns over oil prices affecting Russia’s economic growth and financial health are making investors weary of the market, but Pictet Asset Management is convinced that its undervalued stocks hold potential for investors and is overweight Russia in its...
East Capital’s chief economist Marcus Svedberg (pictured) is convinced that Russia joining the World Trade Organisation will positively impact its image in the eyes of foreign investors, but in order to improve its long-term perception the country needs...
The EU has welcomed Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) after 18 years of negotiations, particularly since the two countries have a strong trading partnership.
Russia’s Federal Financial Markets Service (FFMS) has filed a request with the Ministry of Justice to allow foreign central depositaries such as Euroclear and Clearstream access to the country’s corporate debt market.
The Turkish equity market has been one of the world’s best performing equity markets with a year-to-date return of more than 30% in dollar terms. Although there may be a short-term correction as the global stock market rally pauses for breath, optimism...
The National Settlement Depository (NSD) in Russia has appointed Nikolai Degtyarev deputy chairman of the executive board. He will be responsible for the development of information technologies and engineering support.
German trade body Bundesverband Investment und Asset Management (BVI) has identified a need for better regulation of high frequency trading, as concerns grow among regulators over recent losses it has caused.
Russian fund buyers are interested in private equity funds for the stable long-term returns they can offer. Most of the money flowing into this industry comes from local institutional channels such as pension funds, due to their long-term investment outlook....
After long-winded negotiations that go all the way back to 1993, just after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia will finally be officially admitted to the World Trade Organisation on Wednesday August 22, becoming its 156th member. It has taken 19...