equities

Jul 14, 2011

Mixed-chartNet sales of Ucits bond funds leapt in May, while flows into equity funds shrank considerably, according to the latest data from the European Fund and Asset Management Association (Efama).

Jul 11, 2011

Pension_old_woman_410Pension funds continue to diversify their portfolios with nearly $1trn (€700m) allocated to alternatives last year, an increase of 16% compared with 2009, according to research by Towers Watson and the Financial Times.

Jul 11, 2011

Lipper_logoEuropean fund sales, excluding money market funds, halved to €13.2bn between April and May as cautious investors channelled money out of equity funds, according to figures from Lipper.

Jul 11, 2011

gold-bars1The World Gold Council (WGC) claims that investing in gold could benefit portfolios in a deflationary environment.

Jul 08, 2011

Haissam-ArabiA new joint venture between a Qatari investment bank and a Dubai-based asset manager is promising to bring variety to the shariah investment market. Funds Global talks to chief executive Haissam Arabi about the plans for the new venture.

Jul 08, 2011

Clarity is key to the development of the Middle East region as a fund hub. In this roundtable discussion, senior executives outline the main challenges and their outlook for the industry. (part 2)

Participants:
Stewart Adams
(head of investors & intermediaries, transaction banking, Mena, Standard Chartered Bank)

Mike Cowley (head of product & client management Mena, Deutsche Bank)
Glyn Gibbs (head of business development Mena, HSBC Securities Services)
...

Jul 08, 2011

DubaiJamal Al-Naif, managing director of Credit Suisse Asset Management's Dubai branch, talks about rebuilding trust after the financial crisis, investing in Middle East private equity, and the advantages of being nimble.

Jul 07, 2011

SharesBond funds were the main beneficiaries of an upswell in conservative investor behaviour in the second quarter of the year, attracting nearly five dollars for every one committed to equity vehicles, according to tracking agency EPFR.

Jul 05, 2011

American_flagHigh-yield bonds typically generate higher returns than equities in the first year of an economic expansion, according to research by Martin Fridson, global credit strategist at BNP Paribas Asset Management.

Jul 05, 2011

Graph_downPoor equity performance in the second quarter largely wiped out progress made in the first three months of the year as uncertainty once again pervaded global markets.


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