equities

Jan 27, 2016

OutflowsAberdeen Asset Management saw net outflows of £9.1 billion (€12 billion) over the final quarter of 2015, as the firm contended with a slowdown in emerging markets and commodities, and significant withdrawals by sovereign wealth funds, according to its latest trading update.

Jan 25, 2016

Hedge fund2015 was a tough year for hedge fund returns, no matter how you look at it. Even the industry’s championing body has difficulty spinning the performance figures.

Jan 25, 2016

Dog fundsThe number of UK-domiciled funds that have underperformed for three years in a row has increased, with US rates and oil prices hitting performance.

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.

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