equities

Jan 08, 2013

Francois MilletInvestors who have been disappointed by recent performance of market-cap weighted indices are increasingly turning to alternative or 'smart' beta, says Francois Millet, managing director and head of index development at Lyxor.

Jan 08, 2013

WheatDividends are becoming central to equity investment strategies in the low-growth environment. Barney Hatt looks at how the ETF world is responding.

Jan 07, 2013

Pensioner with cane2013 will be a worse year than 2012 for funding challenges within UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes, Towers Watson, a pension and investment consultancy, says.

Dec 18, 2012

ShipInvestors are getting more open-minded about European equities, fund managers tell Fiona Rintoul.

Dec 18, 2012

P.Zaouati“Offering investors solutions and creating value together over the long term: this is Mirova's ambition,” explains Philippe Zaouati, deputy CEO of Natixis AM, head of Mirova investment division.

Dec 18, 2012

Emerging marketsIn the past three years a number of emerging market bond funds hit the market. Performance of this asset class has been good, but fund flows have yo-yoed between vehicles investing in local and hard currency debt. George Mitton reports.

Dec 18, 2012

RefiningThe Key Investor Information Document came into force in July and Duncan J Christie, of State Street, suggests ways to polish them.

Dec 17, 2012

Arrow up 2Global exchange-traded product (ETP) flows continued at a record-setting pace with $219 billion (€166.4 billion) through November, according to BlackRock's latest ETP Landscape report.

Dec 17, 2012

Handshake5Six Group, owner of Switzerland’s stock exchange, is to buy Norway’s central counterparty in a move that Six says will increase interoperability in Europe.

Dec 13, 2012

Global chartsThe Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund has selected Kames Capital to manage a £70 million (€87 million) global equity income mandate.

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