Alternative indices might not serve well as easy-to-use investment products, but they may improve the measurement of fund managers and offer diversification benefits.
Bernd Poegel, head of fund research at Deka in Germany explains his use of charts to understand fund performance.
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.
Peter Flöck wird künftig als Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung von Universal-Investment den weiteren Ausbau des Portfoliomanagements vorantreiben.
Peter Flöck is to be appointed member of the executive board of Universal-Investment in Germany as the firm strives to further expand its portfolio management.
Das Deka-Vermögenskonzept hat waehrend der letzten 12 Monaten mehr als 1 Milliarde-Euro-Kundengelder von mehr als 30.000 Sparkassenkunden empfangen.
Die Deka-BasisAnlage hat eine neue fondsgebundene Vermögenssteuerung gestartet, die mit einem Wertsicherungskonzept gebunden wird.
German institutional investors Union Investment and Deka Immobilen have bought into the Amsterdam hotel market, amid growing interest in the sector.
DekaBank hat drei Deka-Nachhaltigkeit Fonds auf den Markt gebracht, die es ihren Kunden ermoeglichen, in einen Aktien-, Renten- oder gemischte Fondsportfolio ohne ein schlechtes Gewissen zu investieren.
Germans seem to believe in their countrymen's ability and willingness to keep spending, as they have helped boost assets in a Henderson property fund focused on German retail warehouses by €90m.
DekaBank's real estate team has given a mixed prognosis for European property in 2012, and an overall fall in returns of 2.6%. It suggested investors take a diversified fund approach also encompassing US assets.
Germany's DekaBank today bucked a trend evident among some of its European rivals to sell or review asset management, and made distribution of its asset management capabilities pivotal to its corporate strategy.
Moody's has cut the credit ratings on senior debt and despoits of a slew of German banks, citing a lower chance they would receive state aid if they needed it.
As if their investment decisions are not difficult enough, fund managers have the added complication of deciding whether they are facing inflation or deflation.
The PrivatFonds structure gives Union Investment the room to invest directly in markets, not just via funds, its multi-asset team leader explains.
‘Don’t lose money’ is a useful philosophy for turbulent markets, but many managers have forgotten it, DekaBank’s fund-based investment team suggests.
Fund managers are already encouraging 'risk-on' attitudes after markets plunged in August, but allocators argue 'not so fast'.
It is a good idea to be choosy when selecting a partner, but this might be difficult for German managers.
Eminent UK hedge fund manager Crispin Odey, founder of Odey Asset Management in 1991, has warned Germany faces the highest inflation rates of all European economies in the next year.
Specialists inside two of Germany’s largest financial groups have said pull-backs are to be expected after strong rises in food prices recently, but diverge on how sharp the falls will be.