equities

Jul 19, 2010

OsmosisOsmosis Investment Management is a company that exemplifies many current trends in the European fund management industry. The London-based low carbons solutions boutique is part of the expanding universe of specialist small-sized investment management firms; it's part of the drive to incorporate a climate change perspective into investment; and it's also part of the ETF revolution.

 

Jun 15, 2010

Growth in Brazil is not just driven by commodities, but is largely in the hands of domestic consumers, finds Angele Spiteri Paris

Jun 14, 2010

Martin Currie Investment Management, a Scottish-based fund manager, has agreed to acquire the Sofaer Capital European long/short equity business. Sofaer Capital currently manages approximately $280m (€230m) of assets, of which $140m is the Sofaer Capital European Hedge Fund.

May 19, 2010

Ucits III funds continue to shape product development, while the economic landscape provides opportunities in high yield, finds Nick Fitzpatrick in a review of recent fund launches

May 19, 2010

GAINS and STRAINS:  Funds Europe looks at the changing investment attitudes among eight major European pension funds: AP3 (Sweden), DMGT (UK), Pensioenfonds KBC (Belgium), Oslo Pensjonsforsikring (Norway), NTMA (Ireland), KEVA (Finland), ABP (Netherlands) and FRR (France).

May 19, 2010

Group CIO of Schroders, Alan Brown, is well placed to gauge pension fund concerns. Funds still have time to capture emerging market growth, he tells Nick Fitzpatrick...

May 19, 2010

Pension funds have had to make highly difficult asset allocation choices owing to changeable markets. Here, Angele Spiteri Paris looks at asset trends (see also our interviews with three leading figures in pension fund investment)

May 19, 2010

OneWayAs the outlook for European markets falters, with Greece, Portugal and Spain hitting headlines, contrarian investors tempted to make the most of the current environment are being warned against it.

May 19, 2010

amsterdamGermany and Greece have the lowest level of discretionary investment in Europe and instead invest greater amounts of money in collective funds. 

May 05, 2010

towers_watsonInstitutional investors should increase their allocation to emerging markets, through companies exposed to domestic growth, rather than through large global companies based in these countries, according to consultants at Towers Watson.  

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