fixed income

Jun 18, 2019

Robot_armsMiFID II is said to be squeezing the German funds industry and hindering its global competitiveness – but as Mark Latham finds, an ebullient mood persists in a country where more institutions are investing in funds.

Jun 18, 2019

CAMRADATA’s Multi-Sector Fixed Income report for Q1 2019, which charts the performance of investments and asset managers across the msfi universe, showed a sharp improvement in performance for managers of these funds.

Jun 17, 2019

Global ETF outflowsGlobal exchange-traded fund (ETF) outflows increased to €8.4 billion throughout May, as investors continued to withdraw cash across the board.

Jun 10, 2019

Emerging_marketsBMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM) has hired Cristiana de Alessia as portfolio manager for the global rates team.

Jun 06, 2019

Tokyo_cityJapanese Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) has launched a fund dedicated to investing in total-loss absorbing capacity (TLAC) bonds. Managed by its London-based global fixed income team, the firm claims the fund is one of the first of its nature.

Jun 05, 2019

Paris Climate AgreementHSBC Global Asset Management is to launch an emerging market green bond fund with the aim of enabling investors to make a “real economy” impact whilst aiming to deliver against objectives set by the Paris Climate Agreement, and the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs).

May 30, 2019

DepartureThe chief executive of quantitative asset manager Quoniam is stepping down after more than 20 years of service, citing personal reasons.

May 29, 2019

sustainable investingFunds manager Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) has unveiled two bond and fixed income funds focused on sustainable investing in emerging markets.

May 23, 2019

multi-index offeringLondon-based Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has launched two sustainable investment funds aimed at investors seeking to diversify across asset classes whilst incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations.

May 22, 2019

Luxembourg_Stock_ExchangeThe Luxembourg Stock Exchange has admitted the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s (ICBC) Luxembourg branch as a trading member, the first Chinese bank to be so admitted.

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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.