fixed income

Jul 18, 2019

LionMulti-asset funds are evolving but require investors to become comfortable with illiquidity. Fiona Rintoul looks at what sort of assets fund managers and investors are seeking.

Jul 18, 2019

Fran_RodilossoFunds Europe talks to VanEck’s Francis Rodilosso about the attraction of emerging market debt and high yield bonds.

Jul 18, 2019

Bee_hiveAs concern mounts about how a downturn could hit insurers’ CLO holdings, Nicholas Pratt looks at the appeal of collateralised loan obligations and the impact of recent rule changes in the US market.

Jul 18, 2019

Our expert panel considers the strength of appetite for private-markets investment and hears the driver for it goes beyond solvency rule changes. ESG implementation and ETF usage are also discussed.

Jul 18, 2019

Fund search activity suggests fixed income assets are piquing investors interest in the second quarter of 2019, writes Tom Ashford.

Jul 17, 2019

OutsourcingSantander Asset Management (SAM) has taken a big step in investment outsourcing with the launch of a range of funds that will be managed by third-party firms Amundi, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Robeco, JPMorgan Asset Management and Pimco.

Jul 16, 2019

Global ETPs inflowsGlobal exchange-traded products (ETPs) attracted $113.9 billion (€101.5 billion) throughout the second quarter of this year, bringing the total year-to-date inflows to $218.6 billion.

Jul 15, 2019

Electric_car_parking_spaceGermany’s DWS Group has extended its socially responsible investment range with the launch of a corporate bond product that sets exclusion criteria for “controversial” companies.

Jul 15, 2019

Emerging_marketsInvestors placed US$3.3 billion (€2.9 billion) into funds of Ashmore Group, a specialist emerging markets asset manager based in London, in the second quarter of the year.

Jul 11, 2019

MSCI ESG ratingMSCI, the index provider, has created an environmental, social and governance (ESG) rating system for 32,000 equity and fixed income funds.

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Top features in May

Irish ETFs: Covid’s challenge to ETF project deadline

Ireland seeks greater efficiencies for its ETF industry, but lockdown threatens to delay a key plan to upgrade operations before the end of the year. Nicholas Pratt reports.

Association column: Where do we go from here?

The gravity of what is happening as a result of Covid-19 casts a long shadow over other thoughts. Accompanying the shock, distress and grief, the demonstrations of selflessness, compassion and resilience have lifted our collective spirit. We are indebted to all those who do the extraordinary for others.

Exchange-traded funds: With flying colours?

ETFs recently marked their 20th birthday in Europe amid uncertainty and volatility. The Covid-19 crisis has hit indices hard but opportunities in these index-based investments still exist, say experts.

Technology: Tech will ‘democratise’ wealth management

With the help of technology, retail investors will be able to access assets previously available only to institutional clients. Bob Currie reports on new research by Funds Europe and Calastone.

Post-Covid-19: There’s no going back

Covid-19 has prompted fund managers to consider how the world will change – perhaps forever – in terms of globalisation and, notably, the response to climate change. By Alex Rolandi.