Shariah mutual fund assets under management (AUM) in Southeast Asia have expanded steadily, recording a compound annual growth rate of 12.4 per cent from 2016 to 2020.
Vanguard has plans to broaden access to private equity. Vanguard entered the private equity market in 2020 with an initial focus on institutional advised clients, including pensions, endowments, and foundations. In continued partnership with HarbourVest, Vanguard will provide qualified individual investors with access to private equity this summer.
Analysis from Boring Money indicates a record GBP329 billion is now invested across the UK through D2C investing services, including DIY investing platforms, robo advisers and bank share dealing platforms, as the UK’s largest DIY investing platform, Hargreaves Lansdown, has added 126,000 clients to reach 1.62 million users (for the four-month period ending April 2021).
One in five (21 per cent) UK investors do not know if any of their stocks and shares, funds, ETFs or private pensions are classed as ethical according to a new report, ‘ESG: Is the investing landscape changing for good?’ from the personal finance comparison site finder.com.
Cécile Schlub (pictured), Senior Associate with Maitland in Monaco, looks at the status of investing in high-end property in France. While such an investment will rarely lose value, the regulatory and tax regimes are increasing in complexity. Expert advice is highly recommended.
By William Rudebeck (pictured), Co-Founder and CEO of BITE Investments — Despite our unprecedented times and market volatility, the private equity market is experiencing steady growth. According to GlobalData’s proprietary forecast, global private equity assets under management (AUM) reached USD4.5 trillion in 2019. As of December 2020, they were estimated to be USD4.7 trillion.
Investors searching for stronger returns are turning to Far East Asia, according to the latest Investment Forces research from Charles Schwab UK.
Individual investors feel there are barriers to their ability to buy growth stocks, say AQSE and ShareSoc
A survey undertaken by Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE) and ShareSoc has shown that individual investors do not feel they have good, equal access to growth stocks.
A new study by Freetrade has revealed the “gender investment gap” in the UK, with women expected to make a much smaller return on their investments by 2030 compared to men if they start investing now as a result of the gender pay gap.
7IM Investment Team says 60/40 asset allocation strategies ‘won’t work for advisers and their clients over the next decade’
The long-standing 60/40 split between equities and bonds is becoming an anachronism which will not serve clients well in this era of record low bond yields, according to 7IM’s investment team.