Jul 03, 2018

CommerzbankFrench banking giant Societe Generale has agreed to buy Commerzbank’s equity, markets and commodities (EMC) business for an undisclosed sum.

Jun 27, 2018

Fund sales riseNet sales of Ucits funds rose to €45 billion in April up from €38 billion in March, according to figures published today by the European Fund and Asset Management Association (Efama).

Jun 22, 2018

Geoff_PullenUS funds giant State Street has appointed Geoff Pullen to the position of managing director for the alternatives investment sector for the Emea region.

Jun 22, 2018

Noel-FesseyEuropean Fund Administration (EFA), the Luxembourg-based firm that does exactly what its name says, has hired a trio of specialist fund administrators in the first significant move of Noel Fessey (pictured) since he left Schroders to become EFA chief executive.

Jun 19, 2018

Arrow_downThe market downturn in the first quarter (Q1) this year meant that only 40% of global equity products either outperformed or matched their benchmarks – a fall from the final quarter of last year when none of the products lost money, research indicates.

Jun 18, 2018

Family_insuranceEuropean insurers are leading the charge for alternative income assets, with pension funds following suit in both Continental Europe and the UK.

Jun 18, 2018

Hartwig_KosSimilar to Italy, Spain has experienced political shockwaves recently in the form of a no-confidence vote that forced Prime Minister Rajoy to step down, writes Hartwig Kos.

Jun 15, 2018

Berlin_bundestagGermany’s open-ended investment funds market collected €5.5 billion in net inflows in April, according to figures from the national trade association BVI.

Jun 15, 2018

Wind_turbines_solar_panelsParis-based smart beta investment manager Ossiam has launched an exchange-traded fund (ETF) which incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.

Jun 14, 2018

European_stock_downAllocations to European stocks fell to an 18-month low in early June – and the intention to own them fell even faster.