In the glamour and exclusivity stakes, polo has few peers, and a new generation of sponsors is underpinning the sport’s rapidly growing popularity worldwide.
The ‘China growth story', which was underpinned by manufacturing exporters in the past but is ever more by local consumption now, is one key reason some managers posit to invest in the region.
The New Capital Wealthy Nations Bond Fund, co-launched by Stratton Street Capital and EFG Asset Management, is celebrating its third birthday with a return of 31%, double the average three-year returns of the sector (according to Trustnet).
These days, all roads for European fund managers and allocators seem to lead to Asia. But when they arrive, it is clear some of them struggle with ‘what now?'.
EFG Asset Management (EFGAM), the asset management arm of EFG International, has grown its Hong Kong team with two appointments; Nigel Sze as head of Asia and Harmen Overdijk as head of Investments.
EFG Asset Management has hired Chinese fund manager Mansfield Mok from Swiss rival GAM, to further broaden its Asian fund management capabilities.
The latest roundup of fund selector views finds that regulation in Switzerland and the euro/dollar exchange rate or being closely monitored, along with a boom in microfinance private equity funds.
Rising Chinese salaries and US wage stagnation are causing factory repatriation and a US ‘manufacturing renaissance’, managers and allocators say.
If an individual invested in the Dow Jones Industrials Index from 1 November to 30 April every year from 1949 to 2010 - the ‘winter season' - and held cash in their account for the remainder of each year, he would have recorded a gain of 6688%, before...
Foreign exchange investors have expressed caution over the prospects for Chinese renminbi, despite the currency's growth trajectory in recent years and its depegging from the dollar in June 2010.
Six more fund selectors have given their views on issues such as volatility, gold and correlation between assets affecting their choices.
Allocators say they will allocate to hedge funds again, but only to those that meet strict criteria.
EFG Asset Management (EFGAM), the asset management business of EFG International, has established a new asset management company in the UK to offer its funds and investment services to a wider audience of small and medium sized institutional clients....
Europe’s private banks rushed at every exit available to withdraw from hedge funds in the crunch, redeeming directly from portfolios, selling funds of hedge funds, draining bank platforms and offloading stakes privately.