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Lazard launches US small cap equity Ucits fund

Lazard Asset Management has launched a Ucits fund designed to capture “independent inefficiencies” across the US small cap market. The fund, which has assets under...

Hedge funds saw their first negative month of the year in April, data shows

In April, hedge funds experienced their first negative month of 2024, with nearly all strategy types seeing declines. Despite this setback, hedge funds maintain...

France Mayer hired retail investor relations and protection director at AMF

France Mayer has been appointed as the retail investor relations and protection director at the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) - the securities commission...

VCTs bolster UK tech with £500m invested into high-growth early-stage companies

In a boost to the UK’s tech sector, Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) invested £505 million into early-stage companies across the UK in 2023, according...

Fund associations and industry experts dissect Esma’s ESG fund naming guidelines

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has published its final report containing guidelines to mitigate greenwashing risks by setting standards for fund managers...

Surge in power demand and green energy transition fuel investor opportunities

A surge in power demand fuelled by AI, growing energy demands in emerging markets, geopolitical tensions, and the push for decarbonisation is reshaping the...

Abrdn relaunches two fixed income funds amid persistent inflation and volatility

Abrdn has relaunched two funds within its unconstrained, diversified fixed income range, amid expectations of inflation volatility, central bank policy shifts and unpredictable bond...

Apex Group makes strategic hire

Financial services provider Apex Group has appointed a new Global head of operational transformation, Ken Fullerton. Based in New York, Fullerton will lead the operational delivery...

Sustainability focused funds see 20% growth with assets exceeding €5tn

There has been a 19% increase in the asset value of European sustainability funds over the last 12 months; they now stand at over...

Peakbridge closes second early growth food-tech fund at $187m

Luxembourg-based asset manager Peakbridge has made a final close of its Growth Fund II at $187 million and exceeding the fund’s initial target of...

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