Jul 07, 2011

SharesBond funds were the main beneficiaries of an upswell in conservative investor behaviour in the second quarter of the year, attracting nearly five dollars for every one committed to equity vehicles, according to tracking agency EPFR.

Jul 06, 2011

Thinking manA group of eight industry bodies including the Investment Management Association (IMA) is calling for the European Commission and the US Treasury to rethink proposed rules on derivatives trading.

Jul 05, 2011

American_flagHigh-yield bonds typically generate higher returns than equities in the first year of an economic expansion, according to research by Martin Fridson, global credit strategist at BNP Paribas Asset Management.

Jul 05, 2011

Graph_downPoor equity performance in the second quarter largely wiped out progress made in the first three months of the year as uncertainty once again pervaded global markets.

Jul 04, 2011

Estate agent signsBanks are preparing for a major sell-off of commercial property assets in the UK in what will be the “defining theme” of the commercial property market in the coming decade, says Rob Martin, head of research at Legal & General Investment Management's property division.

Jul 04, 2011

ChinaAssets under management (AuM) in China's fund industry fell roughly 5% to Rmb2.3trn (€244bn) between the first and second quarters of the year, after two years in which AuM barely moved, according to Shanghai-based consultancy Z-Ben Advisors.