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Schroders snaps up Adveq

Contract_handshakeLondon-based investment house Schroders is to acquire the specialist Swiss private equity firm Adveq for an undisclosed amount.

Global real estate investment to hit $1.39 trillion in 2017

Global_real_estateInvestment in real estate globally is expected to hit $1.39 trillion (€1.3 trillion) this year, according to a report published today.

BNY Mellon launches US municipal bond fund

US_congressBNY Mellon Investment Management has today launched a US municipal bond fund for intermediary and institutional investors in Europe.

Hedge funds maintain good start to year

Dollar_hedge_mazeThe recent demand for event-driven and trend-following hedge funds has now lead to assets under management (AUM) in the industry setting three quarterly records in a row.

Amundi wins mandate for emerging market green bond fund

Green_bondAmundi is to help create an emerging market green bond fund in partnership with IFC, a World Bank Group developmental organisation.

'Balanced' leads German fund flows

Berlin_bundestagGermany’s investment funds industry saw sales of €13.7 billion in February – slightly down on the “strong start” to the year that the country’s main trade association, the BVI, reported for January.

UBS Asset Management reduces Tips ETF price

UBS_buildingUBS Asset Management has reduced the price of one of its fixed income ETF ranges, saying strong inflows had allowed the move.

French firms cooperate on blockchain fund distribution platform

Bitcoin_currenciesAxa Investment Managers is working with BNP Paribas Securities Services (BNPPSS) to develop a “next-generation” fund distribution platform using blockchain.

Many employers consider offering Lifetime ISAs

Lifetime ISALarge employers in the UK look set to become a major channel for Lifetime ISAs, the recently introduced savings and investment accounts.

Investors “increasingly bullish” on Europe

Bullish_marketGlobal investors are turning to Eurozone stocks and away from US equities in what is described as the fifth largest rotation since 1999.

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