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Bionic advice hits half GBP0.5bn milestone

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 14:53

National IFA LEBC’s Bionic Advisory Service has passed the GBP500 million of clients assets invested mark, with 25,000 people using the service’s advice. »

Deborah Zurkow, AllianzGI

AllianzGI adds two private debt teams

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 14:49

Two investment teams from Allianz Investment Management (AIM), part of Allianz Group, are to join AllianzGI’s expanding global private debt platform. »

Raphael Marechal, Nikko AM

Nikko AM launches emerging markets local currency bond fund

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 14:41

Nikko Asset Management has launched the Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond UCITS Fund, which is managed by head portfolio manager – emerging markets, Raphael Marechal. »

Lyxor reports ETF assets up 10 per cent year on year

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 13:54

Head of ETF Research at Lyxor Asset Management,  Marlène Hassine, reports that during the month of November net new assets amounted to EUR4.3 billion, an increase on the year to date average of EUR3.7 billion. Total Assets Under Management equalled EUR497 billion, an increase of 10 per cent compared to last year.   »

WisdomTree comments on falling Euro

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 12:29

WisdomTree Europe’s ETF Strategist Nizam Hamid, (pictured,) has commented on the falling Euro, writing that the recent decline in the Euro has been relatively rapid falling by close to 5 per cent since the surprise outcome of the US elections. »

FTSE Russell launches two ESG indexes

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 12:21

Index provider FTSE Russell and Research Affiliates LLC have announced the launch of two new ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) smart beta indexes: the FTSE4Good RAFI Indices and the FTSE RAFI ex Fossil Fuels Indices. »

Betashares’ paper shows investors underexposed to agriculture

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 12:17

A white paper from Aussie ETF provider Betashares finds that Australian investor portfolios currently have a relatively low exposure and therefore limited potential to take advantage of the growing agricultural sector. »

Tradeweb reports November boom in European ETFs

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 12:04

Tradeweb’s European listed ETF marketplace reports that November proved to be the strongest month since its launch four years ago. Total traded volume exceeded EUR15.1 billion, beating July’s previous record by more than EUR2.5 billion. »

TAIFEX launches new ETF futures and options

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 11:51

The beginning of the month saw the Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) list new futures and options contracts on one underlying ETF linked to China’s stock market – the Capital SZSE SME Price Index ETF. »

Renaud Froissart, Quaero

European stock markets more challenged as long term government bond rates climb, says Quaero

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 10:15

The valuation of European stock markets is proving less attractive than previously, notably because of higher long term government bond rates, according to Renaud Froissart, manager of the Quaero European Long Short Equity Fund. »

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