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    European equities see improving fundamentals

    The International Monetary Fund has reported an increased risk of 40% that the eurozone will slide back into a recession in 2015, but asset managers still see opportunities in the region's equities.

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    SSGA combines betas for fund launch

    State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has launched what it says is one of the first Ucits funds to combine three "advanced beta" factors.

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    Fund managers pressured to show ESG engagement

    Fund managers competing for UK pension fund business increasingly need to prove engagement with invested companies over issues like the environment and cannot rely on just signing the UN Principles for

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    Investment managers underestimate capital requirements – KPMG

    Investment managers may be "worryingly underestimating" the funding and liquidity impacts

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    Christmas shoppers plan to splash out, with men leading the way

    The number of households expecting to spend more on Christmas gifts has increased for the third year in a row, with men leading the spending spree, according to a survey.

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