fixed income

May 30, 2013

Abu DhabiThe Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (Adia) has made several changes to its portfolio, including merging its Gulf and wider Middle East and North Africa (Mena) investments, and increasing its quota in Chinese A-shares.

May 30, 2013

ETF tradingAn investment update by ETF Securities on the price of arabica coffee illustrates just how specialised investing in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) industry has become since ETFs first started trading in 2000.

May 20, 2013

Pensioner-with-caneEuropean pension schemes have increased their allocation to liability hedging – or liability-driven investments (LDI) – from 15% to 26% over the past year, according to research from consultancy Mercer Investments.

May 15, 2013

Survey1Asian investors say they will increase their investments by an average of 5.5% in the next 12 months, while investors in Europe will raise theirs just 1%, according to a survey commissioned by Schroders.

May 13, 2013

RotationBond funds increased their share of investor flows in March, a fact which seems to pour more cold water on the 'great rotation' idea of a wholesale move towards equities started by recent stock market highs.

May 08, 2013

SatelliteShould Europeans choose an American firm for their US equity exposure? It depends if that manager has staying power and can ensure good communications with head office. George Mitton reports.

May 08, 2013

Wind farmHas the era of austerity harmed socially aware investments, or given it a new lease of life? Fiona Rintoul seeks answers.

May 08, 2013

LionFixed income funds were dominant in 2012, while equities suffered net outflows and money market funds lost their appeal. The global fund distribution team at Ernst & Young Luxembourg present the numbers.

May 08, 2013

Palm sphereThe emergence of two new CCPs in the securities lending market has raised the question of whether central clearing offers any true benefits to asset owners and lenders. Nicholas Pratt examines the evidence.

May 02, 2013

arrow graph upSchroders is one of the latest fund managers to report strong results for recent months of business, revealing increased profit before tax and healthy inflows of assets under management (AuM).