Feb 20, 2012

Equities_going_upMany hedge fund strategies made positive returns in January yet only one managed to beat the S&P 500, researchers found.

Feb 13, 2012

RatingJust 9% of more than 5,000 investment strategies achieved the highest environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, according to an analysis by Mercer, an investment consultancy.

Feb 07, 2012

ProtectionHeartwood Investment Management has made a new addition to its multi asset range, the CF Heartwood Defensive Multi Asset fund.

Feb 06, 2012

Equities_going_upEquities could deliver returns in the region of 8% and be the best asset class during 2012 to 2016, according to forecasts by Robeco, the Dutch fund management company.

Feb 06, 2012

Signing dealClearstream's project to harmonise the world's post-trade infrastructure is close to signing a deal with Singapore, its first Asian partner, Funds Europe has learned.

Feb 06, 2012

Mixed-chartNet retail sales of funds in the UK dropped by more than a third in 2011 to £18 billion (€22 billion), while funds under management declined 3% to £571 billion, according to the Investment Management Association (IMA). But despite the falls, net retail sales still beat the average of £13.8 billion from the past ten years.

Feb 03, 2012

Euro_equities_declineEuropean equities would drop in value by an estimated 20% if Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain (PIIGS) were to leave the eurozone, according to estimates from technology provider SunGard. The firm estimates EU banking stocks would be particularly hard hit and sustain a 25% loss, while global equities would also be severely affected with a 15% decline.

Feb 02, 2012

gold-bars1Pension schemes and sovereign wealth funds could push up the gold price as they increase allocations to the precious metal, according to HSBC's global head of asset allocation, Fredrik Nerbrand.

Jan 30, 2012

emerging shoots 410Emerging market equity funds accounted for nearly half the $8.6 billion (€6.5 billion) of net inflows absorbed by equity funds in the week ending 25 January, says data provider EPFR.

Jan 25, 2012

currency banknotes 410UK retail investors have shifted their preferences from equities to cash, according to i-Sight Investor Attitudinal Barometer for the first half of this year.