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    UK fund assets exceed £800 billion in record-breaking year

    Funds under management in the UK asset management industry have exceeded £800 billion (€1.07 trillion), a new record.

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    Renminbi now world's fifth payment currency

    The renminbi has jumped into the top five of world payment currencies, overtaking both the Canadian dollar and the Australian dollar by its share of global payments.

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    Explosive growth for smart beta in Europe

    Investments in smart beta have increased from less than €2 billion in 2004 to nearly €73 billion at end December 2014.

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    Sumi Trust launches BlueBay fund in Japan

    Sumi Trust Global Asset Services will be the exclusive distributor of BlueBay's Global Investment Grade Credit Fund in Japan.

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    Large UK pension funds in ESG push

    Sixteen UK pension funds with assets over £200 billion (€267 billion) have published a responsible investment guide to increase accountability and transparency between asset owners and their investment managers.

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