The Nobel Sustainability Growth Fund, which makes UK sustainable private equity investments to build technology, manufacturing, services and asset development and is managed by Jim Totty and Nick Curtis, is close to its first close.
Scottish Widows has selected BlackRock to manage GBP30 billion of assets in index strategies, following the review by Scottish Widows and Lloyds Banking Group’s Wealth business of their asset management arrangements.
New research from the global association of regulated funds, the Investment Company Institute, compiled by Dr Rochelle L Antoniewicz, senior director, industry and financial analysis, reveals new insights into the worldwide ETF industry.
Speaking at the recent Inside ETFs conference in London, Fran Rodilosso, head of fixed income ETF Portfolio Management, VanEck, was part of a panel discussing fixed income and the challenges ahead, including rising rates, liquidity and more.
Funds focused on new technology caught the eye this week with a distributed ledger (blockchain) fund from First Block Capital and funds from HANetf based on Solactive’s Innovative Technologies and Cloud Technology indexes. Elsewhere, Franklin Templeton added three new passive funds to its LibertyShares line-up, while Legg Mason launched its first actively-managed taxable fixed income ETF…