• Pensioner-with-cane

    Top 300 pension funds reach new high

    The world's 300 largest pension funds saw their assets grow by 6% last year, to reach a new high of $15 trillion (€11.4 trillion), accounting for 47% of all assets worldwide.

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  • Hiring fund managers

    Jupiter to search for new non-exec as Jamie Dundas stands down

    London's Jupiter Fund Management is looking for a non-executive director to chair its audit committee following the resignation of Jamie Dundas on health grounds.

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  • Launch

    VAM launches frontier markets fund

    VAM Funds has launched a Luxembourg-domiciled frontier market equities product for institutional buyers.

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  • Beta

    Axa appoints global head of smart beta

    Axa Investment Managers has appointed a global head of smart beta, amid increased interest in the asset class.

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  • Euro coins

    Positive outlook for European equity markets

    Fund managers have expressed broadly positive views for European equities following the speech by Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), at the

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