Aug 17, 2010

Crescent_guernsey_argyllThree Islamic investment teams from Malaysia, south-east Asia and Kuwait have been brought under a single fund structure and their offering is now available through a Guernsey-based, protected cell company called the World Shariah Funds, launched by Argyll Investment Services.

Aug 16, 2010

globe_salesmanAs fund managers continued to talk about the attraction of the emerging world, one in ten working adults in the UK said they are considering investing in these markets over the next year, with men being three times more likely to make an allocation.

Aug 16, 2010

aberdeen_chinaregThe China Securities Regulatory Commission has awarded Aberdeen Asset Management a QFII license to invest in domestic Chinese securities with a view to increase its Asian fixed income reach but has no immediate plans to launch new funds.

Aug 16, 2010

oil_spill_beach1The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has highlighted the fact that many pension funds are not doing enough to manage their environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, suggests Fair Pensions, a charity that campaigns for pension funds and fund managers to adopt responsible investment practices, in a commentary released on Friday.  

Aug 11, 2010

Invesco_LatAmInvesco has launched a Latin American equity fund to give offshore investors access to the potential returns from the region, after seeing strong demand from their Middle Eastern client base.

Aug 10, 2010

lifebeltFund management companies in Europe and the US spent at least $12.1bn (€9.2bn) to preserve the net asset values of...