Apr 23, 2012

Africa_mapFranklin Templeton Investments says it has had approval from the Luxembourg regulator to launch an African equity fund, overseen by Dr Mark Mobius, chairman of the firm's emerging markets group.

Apr 23, 2012

walletSchroders is launching a fund of funds investing in its own range of “maximiser” and fixed income funds.

Apr 23, 2012

S and PS&P Indices says there were 41 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on its indices launched in the first quarter, with more than half (23) launched in Europe. If this rate continues, there will be twice as many S&P-linked ETFs launched this year as in 2011.

Apr 23, 2012

Statue_of_liberty_USLondon-based analysis firm Edison Investment Research is opening its first office in the United States in a bid to add US companies to its client list.

Apr 20, 2012

FarmerAlternative investment manager Aquila Capital has added seven farmers with a background in finance to a team that makes investment decisions based on trends in agriculture.

Apr 19, 2012

Asia_business_friendlyThe possibility of Asia creating a cross-border fund structure to rival Europe’s Ucits products has moved forward in recent months with concerns that Europe’s offering is less suited to the needs of Asian investors.