Aug 05, 2015

Acquisition1Aberdeen Asset Management has announced its acquisition of Arden Asset Management, in an effort to boost its hedge fund capabilities both in London and New York.

Jul 30, 2015

The Brandenburg GateGerman institutions are increasingly investing in real estate and equities as they seek alternatives to domestic and government bonds.

Jul 29, 2015

An industry initiative aims to create a Swiss ‘Silicon Valley’ for asset management. But in a roundtable discussing the industry’s future, we start with retrocessions, which have been the focus of much attention in Switzerland’s banking sector. 

Jul 29, 2015

Graph upWith operational outsourcing of real estate investments on the increase, Nicholas Pratt looks at issues around the evolution of fund admin in this sector.

Jul 27, 2015

Stamped_passportsThe European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) is due to publish proposals for the passporting of alternative funds from outside of the EU this week after delaying publication from last week.

Jul 17, 2015

fJohnnie Barnett Allianz GI TESTInvestment manager Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) has announced the appointment of Johnnie Barnett to the newly created role of director of UK institutional business development. 

Jul 15, 2015

Active passive roadsignsTen of BlackRock’s largest clients made a $40 billion (€36 billion) switch from passive to active investments over recent months, the firm reveals in its latest financial statements.

Jul 13, 2015

City of LondonUK financial advisers significantly reduced their equity holdings across a range of model portfolio types in the first quarter (Q1) of this year, according to Natixis Global Asset Management’s latest UK Portfolio Barometer.

Jul 13, 2015

Global assetsAssets managed by the top 100 alternative investment managers reached $3.5 trillion (€3.1 trillion) globally last year – up from $3.3 trillion the year before.

Jul 13, 2015

Loan applicationDeutsche Bank has launched a fund processing service for investment managers that invest in illiquid assets, such as private loans, in a move that reflects wider efforts by fund administrators to improve support for alternative asset classes.