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Largest ETF providers may “skew” competition

The European ETF market remains the world’s largest in growth terms with double-digit expansion this year – but the industry could be highly uncompetitive, according to a top analyst.

Fund investors tilted towards equities in September

Equity and alternative funds saw sales increase last month while bond and money market fund sale dropped.

Analysis: The FCA gives low score to fund raters

One of the many areas that the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s interim report on the asset management industry explored was fund ratings.

Italian vote means “elevated risk premium” for European assets

Europe will continue to be seen as a high risk market over the next year after the Italian ‘no’ vote in the country’s constitutional reform referendum, it has been warned.

Amundi edges closer to securing Pioneer

Italian bank Unicredit and Paris-based asset manager Amundi have announced they are in exclusive negotiations regarding the sale of the former’s asset management division, Pioneer Investments.

Amundi bolsters its multi-asset team

Europe’s largest asset manager Amundi has reshuffled its multi-asset team, bringing in Laurent Tignard (pictured) and changing Raphaël Sobotka’s role.

RobecoSAM appoints chief executive

RobecoSAM, sister company of Dutch investment management firm Robeco, has named Aris Prepoudis as chief executive officer.

Schroders: Does the Santa Claus rally really exist?

A study has concluded the Santa Claus rally – an alleged jump in the stock market, said to occur in the week between Christmas and New Year's Day – is a very real phenomenon, despite investor scepticism.

Insurers “encroaching” on pensions business

Insurance companies are moving deeper into pensions business to diversify their revenues at a time when firms are under growing pressure from historical guarantees on life policies, research suggests.

Hargreaves celebrates “biggest fund launch ever”

Hargreaves Lansdown, the UK’s largest retail broker, launched its Select UK Shares fund yesterday, hailing it as the firm’s biggest ever and the second biggest for its platform.

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