investment strategy

May 13, 2019

Equity funds outperformMany equity funds saw an “excellent” start to the year, with 38 out of the 39 peer groups studied outperforming – 30 of them in double-digits.

May 13, 2019

global small-cap equity fundA global small-cap equity fund has resulted from the fund management partnership between American Century Investments and Nomura Asset Management, who say the product is a response to demand for diversification.

May 13, 2019

Robotics fundBrussels-based asset manager, Candriam, has partnered with Korea Investment and Securities (KIS) to bring its robotics fund to the South Korean market.

May 10, 2019

Finland_lakeWith the closet tracking controversy largely behind it, a steady economy and the relaxation of Icelandic capital controls, the Nordics’ funds industry is looking in rude health, finds Mark Latham.

May 10, 2019

City_of_LondonDespite massive outflows from absolute return strategies in recent years, there will continue to be a market for such funds in the future, Aviva Investors’ Euan Munro tells Mark Latham.

May 10, 2019

GatesIn the US, low-fee passive business has gone a step beyond offering funds for free and into the realm of ‘negative’ fees. Could it happen in Europe? Nick Fitzpatrick finds opinions differ.

May 10, 2019

BullFund managers sound optimistic about a continuation of the market rally, given improving economic prospects in the US and China. And there’s plenty of cash on the sidelines that missed the rally, says one.

May 10, 2019

Arc_de_TriompheBy one measure, and despite the Brexit issue, French equity funds have been hit harder than UK equity funds since the start of 2016. Cameron Brandt, a fund flows specialist at EPFR Global, looks at the problem with France.

May 10, 2019

In a world of information overload, our panel tells us which asset-manager marketing campaigns they feel have won attention, before a broader discussion about marketing strategy.

May 10, 2019

Shoe_factoryJulie Moret, who leads ESG at Franklin Templeton Investments, considers what fund managers mean when they say they integrate ESG into their investment processes.

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