fixed income

Sep 24, 2015

Japanese womenLegal & General Investment Management (LGIM), which launched a business in Asia Pacific in 2012, has signed a co-operation agreement with the third largest insurance company in Japan.

Sep 21, 2015

CurrenciesMassive moves within major currencies are a hallmark of 2015, and one way investors have tried to capitalise on this is with smart beta. David Stevenson looks at the strategies involved.

Sep 21, 2015

The term ‘smart beta’ is still struggling for complete acceptance. Our panel of smart beta users and providers discuss what it is and how the market in these products is developing beyond equities.

Sep 21, 2015

Olivier SouliacDeutsche Asset & Wealth Management is combining elements of market capitalisation-weighted bond indices with the latest strategic beta thinking.  

Sep 21, 2015

LabTaking equity smart beta and translating it to fixed income markets is a key development in this evolving investment strategy. David Stevenson finds out about index construction and the effects of holding risky bonds.

Sep 21, 2015

ButterflyAs investors move to view ESG as a driver of better returns, Alix Robertson looks at how the approach can be incorporated into smart beta investing. 

Sep 18, 2015

Guy WilliamsBNP Paribas Investment Partners (BNPP IP) has appointed Guy Williams (pictured) as a chief investment officer (CIO) in a reorganisation of its institutional business line.

Sep 17, 2015

Calendar deadlineLegal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has launched a range of target-date funds for defined contribution (DC) investors.

Sep 17, 2015

US federal reserveThe US Federal Reserve has been signaling a raise in interest rates as part of an economic normalisation cycle for some time – but with an announcement scheduled for today, there is doubt that the Fed will pull the trigger. The question remains: will they, won’t they?

Sep 16, 2015

AquisitionAberdeen Asset Management is expanding its closed-end fund business with the acquisition of Advance Emerging Capital (AEC), a London-based specialist investment manager, for an undisclosed sum.

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