Jun 23, 2015

Fctory smokeJames Hulse of the CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) looks at how ESG factors can be integrated into valuation methodologies at a time when shortcomings are emerging in the discounted cashflow model.

Jun 17, 2015

Risk3Asset manager Lyxor and JP Morgan are to launch a range of risk factor exchange-traded funds (ETFs) together.

Jun 15, 2015

Tube gatesThe Transport for London (TfL) Pension Fund has appointed BlackRock to manage a liability-driven investing (LDI) mandate and passive equity portfolios totalling £3.8 billion (€5.2 million) in assets.

Jun 08, 2015

Oil pumpsNorth American sovereign investors are forecasting a decline in funding this year as a result of low oil prices, finds the latest sovereign asset management study from Invesco.

Jun 05, 2015

HandshakeState Street Corporation has appointed Effie Datson as global head of product for its Alternative Investment Solutions division.

Jun 04, 2015

Stressed outThe top three concerns of investors across the globe are the state of the global economy, government fiscal policy and the Eurozone debt crisis, according to research from Franklin Templeton Investments.

May 18, 2015

Mixed chartEuropean institutional investors have increased investments in alternative assets by €30 billion in the past year in response to a lack of attractively priced assets.

May 15, 2015

Monica DefendThe Eurozone lift-off is welcomed – but the need for income is still a fundamental challenge. With bond yields at record lows, new sources of income are needed. Funds Europe was media partner at the Pioneer Investments annual investor conference.

May 15, 2015

Sunken shipWhether it makes sense for transfer agencies and software firms to merge, the new consolidation in the low-margin business may well see costs for fund managers fall, finds Nicholas Pratt.

May 15, 2015

AbstractAccording to a new survey, the vast majority of private equity managers think they communicate well with their investors. Unfortunately, most of the investors disagree. Nicholas Pratt looks at how the two sides might be reconciled.