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Hedge funds see largest annual increase since 2014

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 17:15

HFR’s latest report finds that total hedge fund industry capital rose for the third consecutive quarter, surpassing the USD3 trillion milestone for the first time.   »

Strategic beta ETFs ‘underused in managing investor anxieties’

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 13:10

Market volatility and geopolitical events are fuelling investor anxiety, yet most aren’t taking advantage of the full suite of investment options that may help manage risk exposure at a lower cost, namely strategic beta exchange traded funds (ETFs), according to a survey from Hartford Funds. »

Convergex CEO finds ETF investors too concentrated

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 12:46

Convergex CEO, Eric Noll writes that US listed ETFs are coming off a banner year in 2016 with USD298 billion of inflows – a new annual record for this still-growing investment vehicle. »

Down Under ETFs break industry records

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 09:21

The Australian ETF industry broke records in both funds under management and trading activity in 2016, despite the high levels of market volatility and uncertainty in the broader macro environment, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – End of Year Review 2016. »

Rowan Dartington hires chief risk officer

Thu, 19/01/2017 - 13:17

Rowan Dartington has appointed Marcus Adams as its chief risk officer and board member based in Bristol. »

WisdomTree warns political risk is at European gates

Thu, 19/01/2017 - 12:17

Viktor Nossek, (pictured) Director of Research at WisdomTree, has written a European macro outlook paper, warning that political risk is at the gates. “If 2017 is no threat to equities, it is for the Euro and peripheral bonds,” he says. »

Smartr365 to provide tech solution for UK wealth advisers

Thu, 19/01/2017 - 10:01

Smartr365, a new technology platform designed to enable financial advisers to serve their clients quicker and more efficiently, is gearing up for a nationwide launch later this month. »

AFH acquires assets of Aberdeen Wealth Management and Shield Direct

Thu, 19/01/2017 - 10:00

AFH, a financial planning led wealth management firm, has acquired the assets of Aberdeen Wealth Management, an Aberdeenshire based IFA, and Shield Direct, a Devon based IFA. »

Leigh Goehring launches natural resources mutual fund

Leigh Goehring launches natural resources mutual fund

Thu, 19/01/2017 - 09:42

Goehring & Rozencwajg Associates has launched the Goehring & Rozencwajg Resources Fund. »

Alex Kerry, Winterflood Business Services

Winterflood Business Services appoints head of dealing

Thu, 19/01/2017 - 09:32

Winterflood Business Services (WBS), a provider of dealing, custody and settlement services, has appointed Edward Dickson as its new head of dealing. »

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