Neptune reaches over £7bn in AuM

barchart_rising_410Assets under management (AuM) at Neptune Investment Management have passed the £7bn (€8.3bn) mark, with assets rising over £2bn in 2010. The firm said that 60% of its 2010 growth was attributed to net inflows. It credits the growth to the "popularity of its global sector investment approach, consistent returns across a range of market conditions and a growing appetite amongst UK and international investors for equities". As a result, Neptune says its funds have seen an increase in demand, achieving key milestones and benefiting from growing investor confidence. Richard Green, deputy managing director at Neptune, said: “Since our inception in 2002, strong and consistent performance across our fund range has played a significant role in attracting further assets. This performance has been achieved through analysing the world of equities by global industry sector, rather than taking the more traditional regional, index-driven approach.” Commenting on the market environment, Green said: “The threat of a bond bubble has seen a shift in demand for equity products. We expect to benefit from asset allocation changes away from fixed income into equities.” “While there are mixed messages as to how global financial markets will fare this year, equity markets have started to show some promising signs. The US economy is currently gaining momentum, which should boost global growth over the next six months or so and provide a positive impetus for global equities.” ©2011 funds europe

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