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Active ETF assets hit record high

Assets invested in active exchange-traded funds (ETFs) worldwide reached their greatest peak yet at the end of the third quarter (Q3), data indicates.

Seven issues facing the UK wealth management sector

The UK’s wealth management sector will continue to grapple with a number of issues in 2017, although clear opportunities exist for firms willing and able to seize them, a major investment bank has said.

Morgan Stanley IM launches global fixed income fund

Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) has launched a Global Buy & Hold Bond fund aiming to offer stable income while avoiding volatility.

US election fears exaggerated

While some investors and commentators fear the worst about the November 8 US Presidential election, others believe irrespective of who wins, the result could create a buying opportunity.

Investor confidence rises in October

Global investor confidence rose slightly this month, with record highs recorded in some regions – but sentiment remains in negative territory overall.

Tikehau takes over management of Lyxor’s senior debt business

Tikehau Capital has reached an agreement with France-based asset manager Lyxor’s UK subsidiary to manage the latter’s European senior debt funds.

ETF market set to nearly double by 2020

With last year proving to be another record year for growth in exchange-traded fund assets, it has been estimated that the market could reach $6 trillion (€5.5 trillion) by 2020.

HFR to launch first futures contract on hedge fund index

Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research (HFR) is set to launch the first futures contract on a hedge fund index in partnership with a major derivatives exchange.

NNIP creates Dutch institutional role

Dutch asset manager NN Investment Partners (NNIP) has appointed Maureen Schlejen to head institutional relationships in the Netherlands.

Schroders appoints head of UK business

Schroders has re-organised the senior management of its UK distribution business and created a country head role, which it has given to Guy Henriques.


Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Put your money where your mouth is

Jun 10, 2016

At Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Volatility is the name of the game’

May 13, 2016

Axa Investment Managers chief executive officer, Andrea Rossi, talks to David Stevenson about bringing all his firm’s subsidiaries under one name and the opportunities that a difficult market...


ROUNDTABLE: Beyond the hype

Oct 13, 2016

The use of smart beta investing continues to grow. Our panel, made up of both providers and users, discusses what the strategy actually means, how it should be used and the kind of pitfalls that may arise when using this innovative investment technique.

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Following the direction of travel

Sep 07, 2016

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.