Hugues Gillibert, FITZ Partners

New BaFin and CBI guidelines creating restrictions for cross-border UCITS funds

Thu, 13/06/2019 - 11:25

Guidelines introduced by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) and German regulator, BaFin, will create new barriers to entry, according to FITZ Partners’ latest edition of the Performance Fee Benchmarking Report. »

Edward Glyn, Calastone

Rising global risks cause investor flight to safety, but UK equity funds buck the trend

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:37

A bad month for share prices made relatively little impact on investors in May, according to the latest Fund Flow Index (FFI) from global funds transaction network Calastone, but mainly because buyers have been on strike now for months.  »

Bernard Delbecque, EFAMA

EFAMA reports strong rebound in UCITS and AIF net assets sales in Q1

Wed, 05/06/2019 - 10:39

The European Fund and Asset Management Association’s (EFAMA) Quarterly Statistical Release for the first quarter of 2019 reports a strong increase in net assets of UCITS and AIFs, driven by the rebound of financial markets. »

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Stonehage Fleming’s flagship fund passes USD1bn mark

Mon, 20/05/2019 - 10:22

Assets under Management (AUM) for the Stonehage Fleming Global Best Ideas Equity Fund have passed the USD1 billion mark. »

David Miller, Catalyst

Innovative fund group actively seeks hedge funds for conversion

Tue, 07/05/2019 - 09:27

Catalyst Funds is a USD 6.4 billion fund group, founded in 2006, and is actively seeking hedge funds to convert into mutual funds. Catalyst CIO and senior portfolio manager David Miller explains that his firm has so far converted nearly a dozen hedge funds to mutual funds. »

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Nomura US High Yield Bond Fund marks 10th anniversary

Wed, 10/04/2019 - 10:49

Nomura Asset Management has marked the tenth anniversary of the Nomura US High Yield Bond Fund, which has returned 201.3 per cent since launch, outperforming its benchmark, the BofAML US High Yield Constrained Index, by 11.8 per cent.  »

Bernard Delbecque, EFAMA

Strong rebound in net sales of bond funds in January 2019

Fri, 29/03/2019 - 08:14

UCITS and AIFs recorded net inflows of EUR28 billion in January, compared to net outflows of EUR11 billion in December, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association’s (EFAMA) latest Investment Fund Industry Fact Sheet. »

Ron Burdett, BMO GAM

Average active fund outperformed average passive fund over past 20 years in UK, Europe and Japan

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 11:01

The average active fund has outperformed the average passive fund over the past 20 years in three out of the five Lipper Global sectors – the UK, Europe and Japan – according to new research from BMO Global Asset Management’s Multi-Manager team. »

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Investors sell out of equity funds for the first time in over two years

Thu, 07/03/2019 - 10:32

Equity funds saw the first net outflows in more than two years in February, according to the latest Fund Flow Index (FFI) from global funds transaction network Calastone. »

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