fixed income

Dec 23, 2015

After years of recession, rising prices, inflation and record unemployment, the funds industry in Spain appears to be on the up again, writes Kit Klarenberg. 

Spain was badly wounded by the financial crisis of 2007/08. According to Morningstar data, the equity market in Spain stood at around €8.8 billion in 2007. By 2010, this had almost halved due to outflows of €4 billion. If market impact depreciation is taken into account, the market bottomed at €2.2 billion in early 2009. 

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Dec 22, 2015

WindfallThe collateral transformation market has yet to attract fund managers but imminent regulatory deadlines and a need for cash may yet entice them, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Dec 22, 2015

BirdsEuropean asset managers have become more active participants in securities lending as they look to eke out returns in a low interest rate environment. They are also more accepting about non-cash collateral, finds Lynn Strongin Dodds.

Dec 21, 2015

Barry McInerney largeBMO Global Asset Management has emerged from the North American asset management market and is positioning itself as a global solutions provider. Barry McInerney, its co-chief executive, talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.

Dec 21, 2015

NorwayData released by the Norwegian Fund and Asset Management Association (VFF) indicates Norwegian retail investors pumped over 1 billion Norwegian kroner (€105 billion) into equity funds in November, the highest monthly total to date in 2015.

Dec 18, 2015

Global chartsAustralian investment manager AMP Capital has appointed David Allen as global head of equities, based in London.

Dec 17, 2015

Emerging markets newspaperOne frequently speculated outcome of the long-anticipated Federal Reserve rate hike is the ratcheting up of pressure on already embattled emerging markets.

Dec 17, 2015

Higher rates aheadThe era of zero rates may be over, but market volatility isn’t done yet, and fund managers have reacted by advising investors to be selective in their asset allocation.

Dec 16, 2015

The FEDThe vast majority of investors believe the US Federal Reserve will raise rates today, in a move that would end an unprecedented period of near-zero rates.

Dec 14, 2015

Handshake contractEuropean insurers are uncertain about the ability of asset managers to help them make enough investment returns to be able to meet guaranteed rates for their policy holders.