Edward Glyn, Calastone

UK general election campaign drives strong inflows to UK equity funds

Fri, 06/12/2019 - 10:40

Equity funds enjoyed their strongest inflows of 2019 in November following months of pessimism, according to the latest Fund Flow Index from global funds network Calastone. »

Pat Lardner, Irish Funds

Irish funds’ net assets up 20 per cent YTD to new high of EUR2.925 trillion

Thu, 21/11/2019 - 10:26

Irish Funds has announced total net assets stand at a record EUR2.925 trillion, according to latest data to end September from the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI). »

Bernard Lambeau, More Carrot

Fund prospectus study reveals wide range in quality

Mon, 18/11/2019 - 16:43

Most UCITS fund prospectuses remain sub-optimal as tools, with even seasoned professionals often finding them difficult to understand, says a recent report by More Carrot, a company specialising in document optimisation and outsourcing for asset managers.   »

TIME:Commercial Long Income hits GBP400m in AUM

Tue, 08/10/2019 - 10:56

TIME:Commercial Long Income has reached over GBP400 million assets under management (AUM).  »

Laura Suter, AJ Bell

AJ Bell warns of hidden gearing risks in investment trusts

Tue, 01/10/2019 - 12:13

Research published by AJ Bell has found that a total of eight UK-focused investment trusts have gearing of 20 per cent or more, meaning investors in these funds are exposed to more risk. »

Bernard Delbecque, EFAMA

UCITS sales hit 18-month high as demand for bond funds increases

Tue, 01/10/2019 - 10:28

Net sales of UCITS and AIFs totalled EUR94 billion in July, up from EUR23 billion in June, while net sales of UCITS rose to a level not seen in the last 18 months, according top the latest Investment Fund Industry Fact Sheet form The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). »

Michael Walsh, UBS

UBS Asset Management to tour the UK with its Defensive Growth Fund

Mon, 16/09/2019 - 10:32

In a sign of the times and the current increased fear of volatility, UBS Asset Management, in association with the lang cat, is to take its Multi-Asset Defensive Growth fund on a UK tour, visiting the East Midlands, Colchester, Surrey and Winchester. »

Martin Neason, FE Global

CSSF ‘Brexit licence’ deadline looms

Thu, 12/09/2019 - 12:16

UK fund providers have until 15 September 2019 to submit a ‘Brexit licence’ to the Luxembourg regulator to continue trading in the jurisdiction. But as Luxembourg is the one of the primary markets for UK UCITS funds, there are potentially hundreds if not thousands of funds and managers affected, says Martin Neason (pictured), Director at FE Global Funds Registration. »

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