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    Emerging market hedge funds see positive performance

    Russia and India hedge funds beat the S&P 500 return in the second quarter (Q2), though most emerging market hedge funds failed to despite positive gains.

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    UK regulator slaps Deutsche Bank with £4.7 million fine

    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has slapped the London branch of Deutsche Bank with a fine in excess of £4.7 million (€5.9 million) for incorrectly reporting tens of thousands of transactions.

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    Will Western self-interest increase emerging market uncertainty?

    Geopolitical headwinds have blown against emerging market assets, particularly over the Ukraine. One specialist thinks the situation for investors could get even worse as developed

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    All time highs for UK’s passive funds sales

    Passive fund net retail sales reached record highs in July, according to the latest UK monthly statistics.

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    France’s infighting over economic policy sparks EU concerns

    The French government must address its economy's "chronic" lack of growth potential, according to one fund manager following the weekend

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