Jan 22, 2016

Mark ConnollyAviva Investors has unveiled a new leadership and structure for its liquid markets business, following David Lis’ decision to retire as head of equities, after nearly five years.

Jan 21, 2016

Swiss madeThe Swiss fund industry grew to a total size of 891 billion Swiss francs (€813.17 billion) in 2015, an increase of over 16 billion francs (or just under 2% year-on-year), the Swiss Funds and Asset Management Association (SFAMA) reports.

Jan 20, 2016

Gavel lawbooksThe value traded in dark multilateral trading facilities increased by 45% over a year to December 2015 despite the pending Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), which will limit fund manager’s abilities to trade shares away from stock exchanges.

Jan 20, 2016

currency banknotes 410Berenberg, a privately owned European bank, has seen its profits grow by 160% in 2015 on year-by-year basis to €104 million.

Jan 18, 2016

Stephen KielyFunds Europe talks to Stephen Kiely about a more mature, post-crisis attitude within the securities lending market from all participants.

Jan 18, 2016

Handshake contractSwiss asset management boutique, Unigestion, has launched two multi-factor equity funds in collaboration with a client, RPMI Railpen, the investment manager for the UK’s Railways Pension Scheme.

Jan 14, 2016

Financial crisisThe Royal Bank of Scotland has warned clients to “sell everything except high quality bonds” in advance of a “cataclysmic year” in which European and US stock markets could slump by up to 20%, and the price of oil could collapse to $16 a barrel.

Jan 13, 2016

Chess boardBlackRock is combining its active equities strategies as part of far reaching changes to its global investments platform.

Jan 11, 2016

ToreadorSpain’s funds industry may have displayed many signs of recovery last year as the country managed to repair its economy, but political uncertainty has led Julius Baer to downgrade it to Neutral.

Jan 11, 2016

Big BenAxa Investment Managers is to launch an unconstrained multi-cap UK equities fund in March.