NEWS

Feb 16, 2012

Gold_bars_1Gold demand exceeded $200 billion (€152 billion) for the first time in 2011, driven partly by a 5% increase in demand from the investment sector, according to an annual report from the World Gold Council.

Feb 14, 2012

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Private bankingA third of European insurers expect to increase their allocations to private equity and hedge funds when Solvency II comes into force, despite the higher capital charges they might face for these investments, according to a study by BlackRock.

Feb 14, 2012

graph_up_downOutflows from Ucits funds slowed down in December as investor sentiment improved.

Feb 13, 2012

RatingJust 9% of more than 5,000 investment strategies achieved the highest environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, according to an analysis by Mercer, an investment consultancy.

Feb 13, 2012

BrandBlackRock and Carmignac have displaced JP Morgan in a ranking of asset management brands preferred by fund intermediaries.

Feb 13, 2012

Thumbs_up_hopeLess risk by fund managers could be a sign they feel economic prospects are improving, it was claimed.

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