Jun 13, 2018

Angelika_MillendorferBookies offer a 40:1 to 50:1 pay-out should this year‘s host nation win their first ever World Cup. The CEE region‘s other three contenders - Croatia, Poland, and Serbia – are equally or even less likely to win the trophy, writes Angelika Millendorfer.

Jun 11, 2018

Berling_at_sunsetThe biggest names in the funds industry will be at the FundForum International conference in Berlin on June 11-13. As delegates prepare for the panel discussions, talks and seminars, we ask key figures about the likely hot topics at Europe’s largest conference of its kind.

Jun 08, 2018

Wastewater treatment plantThe Swedish national pension fund AP7 has appointed KBI Global Investors (KBIGI) to an environmental-related equity mandate and is taking on the “notoriously difficult” task of how impact investing is measured.

Jun 08, 2018

AcquisitionFund administrator Apex Group and its private equity backer Genstar Capital have jointly acquired Ipes, which specialises in fund administration to the private equity sector.

Jun 08, 2018

US_congressMay industry flows of exchange-traded funds and similar products were of $35.1 billion globally, according to BlackRock.

Jun 07, 2018

Robeco-headquartersRotterdam-based asset manager Robeco has launched a multi-factor, multi-asset strategy which aims to generate return through factor-based tactical allocation and global security selection.

Jun 06, 2018

Fund sales riseNet sales of Ucits and alternative investment funds defied market volatility to reach €222 billion in the first quarter of this year – up from €189 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Jun 05, 2018

CybersecurityJust over half (51%) of private equity and real estate managers describe themselves as being less than satisfied with the current level of cybersecurity within their own firms, according to a survey by fund administration firm Augentius.

Jun 04, 2018

Euro_equities_declineInflows into European equity funds declined further in April following a record high in January as investors remain cautious, according to data from Morningstar.

Jun 04, 2018

BenchmarkMany Ucits equity funds – including some that are already under fire for allegedly being “closet index-trackers” – are failing to publish their performance against benchmarks.