Aug 05, 2010

gold-bars1The high price of gold has led asset allocation fund managers, like Barings and LGT, to re-consider their positions and reduced their holdings in the asset usually held as a hedge against inflation and uncertain markets.

Aug 05, 2010

Office_buildings1European institutional investors moved back into riskier asset classes last year, with alternatives making up 11.7% of portfolios.

Aug 04, 2010

Ucits_approvedUcits funds had a good first quarter as they posted net inflows of €49bn, compared to a meagre €1bn in the last quarter of 2009. Investment fund assets worldwide also increased...

Aug 03, 2010

EPFRStrong second quarter earnings from US companies and the favourable results from the European bank stress tests led to robust inflows into US, global emerging market (Gem) and Asia ex-Japan equity funds.

Aug 03, 2010

NikkoNikko Asset Management has launched the first Tokyo-listed ETF (exchange traded fund) tracking the MSCI Japan Index and promised it to be one of the lowest cost ETF products linked to this index.

Aug 02, 2010

IIRCFew will argue with the newly hatched International Integrated Reporting Committee's (IIRC) assertion that the overconsumption of finite natural resources and the risk of catastrophic climate change are possibly the greatest challenges facing the world today. But what to do about it?