Feb 29, 2012

ChinaAssets under management in China's long-term mutual funds declined nearly 15% in 2011 as modest net inflows failed to offset a big decline in asset values caused by selloffs in the equity and bond markets, according to a report by Cerulli Associates.

Feb 28, 2012

Thumbs_up_hopeEuropean long-term funds, excluding money market funds, attracted €13 billion in net new assets in January, according to data provider Morningstar.

Feb 27, 2012

Sold houseInstitutions that invest in alternatives such as private equity and real estate are increasingly opting to deal directly with specialist fund managers rather than via funds of funds.

Feb 27, 2012

boardroom_signJoachim Faber, the former chief executive officer of Allianz Global Investors, will join the board of HSBC Holdings on 1 March, according to the group’s annual report.

Feb 27, 2012

Europe_mapSchroders plans to launch a European total return fund that aims for long-term capital growth while using derivatives and other instruments to lower volatility.

Feb 27, 2012

IndicesS&P Indices has launched UK and European high yield indices. S&P UK High Yield Dividend Aristocrats and S&P Euro High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Indices have been licensed to State Street Global Advisors for the creation of exchange-traded funds.