Dec 13, 2011

Gems_gatheringSomerset Capital Management has launched a specialist small and mid cap fund investing in frontier markets.

Dec 12, 2011

Royal Bank of ScotlandThe Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) failed because its management and board made a series of poor decisions at a time when banks were acutely vulnerable, according to a much-anticipated report from the Financial Services Authority.

Dec 12, 2011

Mixed_signalsOctober’s net retail sales statistics for Ucits funds show “mixed signals”, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association (Efama), with reduced outflows but withdrawals by high-net-worth investors.

Dec 12, 2011

HandshakeLombard Odier Investment Managers has appointed Jan Straatman to the newly created position of chief investment officer.

Dec 12, 2011

Poineer_inv_logoPioneer Investments has launched a multi-asset fund designed to meet demand that the firm says exists for strategies that can manage market volatility, protect against inflation and preserve capital.

Dec 09, 2011

emerging shoots 410The threat of a Western recession does not spell disaster for the emerging markets, because growth in economies such as China and Brazil does not depend on Western spending, according to James Dowey, chief economist at Neptune Investment Management.