NEWS

Dec 19, 2011

PensionersMajor UK pension fund investors have called on FTSE, the index provider, to increase the amount of shares in FTSE companies that are publicly available to 50% - which is beyond the 25% proposed by the index firm.

Dec 16, 2011

EurozoneUK investors have highlighted the eurozone debt crisis as the factor most likely to impact their investment returns, the Investment Management Association says.

Dec 16, 2011

Thumbs_down_410Four European and three US banks have been downgraded by Fitch Ratings, which warns they are “particularly sensitive” to the challenges facing the global financial system.

Dec 15, 2011

Private bankingEuropean banks hold an estimated €100 billion of private equity assets that they will feel pressure to sell to meet capital requirements, according to Elly Livingstone, a partner at Pantheon International Participations (PIP), a private equity fund of funds.

Dec 15, 2011

boardroom_signJames Dilworth, the head of Allianz Global Investors for Germany, will replace Elizabeth Corley as chief executive officer for Europe in January as she takes on the role of global chief executive.

Dec 15, 2011

ClassificationMSCI once again postponed the decision on whether to upgrade Qatar and the United Arab Emirates from frontier to emerging markets.

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