fixed income

Apr 04, 2012

Coffee_shop_menuThe Pankow district of Berlin is always a good place to spot informative graffiti, but my most recent sighting on Wolankstraße takes the biscuit. Freiheit ist Terror! it read. It is a peculiarly German turn of phrase that verges on the untranslatable. Suffice to say that Freiheit means freedom.

Apr 04, 2012

Euro_signThe European bond investor's world has completely changed thanks to the crisis, finds Fiona Rintoul. But there still are pockets of value and safety.

Apr 04, 2012

ETF_tradingExchange-traded products (ETPs) had their best start to a year on record with $67.2 billion (€50 billion) in net new assets during the first three months of 2012, according to Blackrock's ETP landscape report. Inflows were 50% higher than in the previous quarter and 57% higher than in the first quarter of 2011.

Apr 02, 2012

ClassificationS&P Capital IQ said it had re-classified several hundred asset allocation funds because “other peer-group providers had failed to take full account of exposure to non-equity risk assets”.

Apr 02, 2012

14.10_HandshakeJP Morgan Asset Management has won a mandate to manage an active global bond portfolio for Leicestershire County Council, a UK local authority.

Mar 26, 2012

arrow_graph_upAberdeen Asset Management attracted net inflows of £1.4 billion (€1.7 billion) in the first two months of the year, according to a trading update in advance of its interim results for the six months to March 31.

Mar 15, 2012

BeartrapRisk system vendors tell Funds Europe what the major risk-based challenges for fund manager are and how prepared they are to provide support. Compiled by Nicholas Pratt.

Mar 15, 2012

To_do_listMany complications are involved with servicing physical ETFs that do not apply to synthetic ones. George Mitton reports.

Mar 07, 2012

ControlsFund issuers will have to make a significant change to how they normally settle if they subscribe to Luxembourg's new central securities depository, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

Mar 07, 2012

Life insurance planING Investment Management has revealed mandate wins with Dutch health insurer CZ and Monuta, a funeral and insurance company, worth nearly €1 billion.

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