Mar 19, 2015

Cotton flowersIt is difficult to invest in commodities using the ever-popular Ucits framework. David Stevenson finds out how investors can access the asset class and whether there’s an appetite for it.

Mar 19, 2015

RobotData is both an asset and a liability for fund managers. Nicholas Pratt looks at whether managed data services might be a solution.

Mar 19, 2015

Gary DelanyWhen you think of funds, you do not necessarily think of options as well, but in the US the two instruments overlap. A new study – Highlights of Performance Analysis of Options-Based Equity Mutual Funds, CEFs, and ETFs – looks at US investment companies regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission that focus on the use of exchange-listed options for portfolio management.

Mar 19, 2015

Stressed outLiquidity in fixed income markets is a top concern for asset managers, according to a joint annual report from management consulting firm Oliver Wyman and financial services firm, Morgan Stanley.

Mar 16, 2015

ETF tradingTotal assets invested in European listed exchange-traded products (ETPs) hit a record high of $494.8 billion (€471.3 billion) at the end of February, according to research and consultancy firm, ETFGI.

Mar 16, 2015

China and Hong Kong flagsEast Capital, a specialist emerging markets fund manager based in Stockholm, has gained permission to invest in China’s A shares market through a Chinese trading link launched in November.

Mar 13, 2015

Chris JacksonLiquidnet, the global institutional trading network, has appointed Chris Jackson as European head of Liquidnet's execution and quantitative services (EQS) group.

Mar 04, 2015

Hedge fundHedge fund industry assets are set to rise above $3 trillion (€2.7 trillion) by the end of the year according to a survey by Deutsche Bank.

Feb 23, 2015

managers tradingIn what would be a fightback against the tarnishing of active investment management by managers who hug indices and overcharge, Natixis Global Asset Management – one of the 20 largest asset managers in the world – is considering a plan to publish the 'active share' figures for its Luxembourg-domiciled equity funds.

Feb 20, 2015

Mauro RattoSpeculation that China could be heading for a hard landing, or even a financial crisis, led to increased nervousness across the investment community throughout 2014.