fixed income

Apr 12, 2021

europe_etfsThe European ETF industry saw net inflows for the twelfth consecutive month in March despite outflows from asset classes such as bonds and money market ETFs.

Apr 12, 2021

italy_pensiosPayden & Rygel has been appointed to manage a €200 million global bond mandate for Italy’s Priamo Pension Fund, the national retirement scheme for the country’s public transport employees.

Apr 08, 2021

sharia_investingThe past couple of years have seen a number of Islamic funds integrating ESG criteria. For Funds Europe’s April issue, Tanya Ashreena reported on how the worlds of sustainable and Sharia investing are converging, and to what extent the trend may continue.

Apr 08, 2021

low_carbon_investingAxa Investment Managers has launched its first low-carbon fund targeting US high yield and integrating ESG (environmental, social, and governance) criteria.

Apr 08, 2021

climate_changeA recent study by the Rainforest Action Network claims that in the five years since the Paris Agreement, the world’s biggest banks – including the likes of BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan – have financed fossil fuels to the tune of $3.8 trillion (€3.2 trillion).

Apr 07, 2021

Fiona_RintoulIt’s getting harder not to be green. This is nowhere more apparent than the bond markets. Late to the party, bonds are greening so fast you can almost see them changing tinge.

Mar 29, 2021

sfdr_greenwashingThe first stage of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) came into force on March 10. Funds Europe asks industry experts whether it goes far enough in snubbing out greenwashing.

Mar 26, 2021

LumberjackA not-for-profit industry ‘utility’ has demonstrated it can slash data management costs related to MiFID II. Alex Rolandi speaks to those involved, asking about the project’s future – and where the cost reductions are made.

Mar 16, 2021

Chinese equities, china A-shares, china bondsEuropean institutions and fund selectors displayed positive sentiment for Chinese equities and bonds in research published this week, attracted by the country’s monetary policy – but less sure on valuations.

Mar 11, 2021

etfs_us_chinaWhen the US increased sanctions against China increased earlier this year, it showed how the ETF industry can be vulnerable to government policy.