• Monaco yachts

    Monaco is home to largest density of millionaires

    The tiny city-state of Monaco, where the annual FundForum conference for the asset management industry is held, has the world's largest density of millionaires – nearly a third of its population.

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  • Focus on quality

    S&P adds “quality” indices to factor-based range

    S&P Dow Jones Indices has added to its range of factor-based investment tools with a selection of indices that measure stocks with a high “quality” score.

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  • Budget

    Most investors still unclear about RDR

    The majority of investors in a survey of the UK, 55%, are not familiar with the retail distribution review (RDR), which has shaken up the market for financial advice by banning commissions.

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    Saudi Arabia could attract $35 billion when it opens

    Saudi Arabia's plan to open its stock market to direct foreign investment in the first half of 2015 could increase foreign exposure to the market to $35 billion (€26 billion).

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    Independent directors urged for Ireland’s fund service providers

    Fund service providers will have to introduce an independent director to their boards under a new corporate governance code in Ireland.

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