Champagne delivers healthy returns in wine investment market

Wed, 11/12/2019 - 10:43

New research from Cult Wines, a specialist in fine wine investment management services, shows that a long-term 10 per cent allocation to Champagne should be part of any fine wine portfolio and is increasingly becoming an attractive source of returns. »

Assets under management in Latin America will more than double to reach USD5.3 trillion by 2025, says new report

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 10:11

Although currently a number of countries in Latin America face political and economic uncertainty, the long term growth prospects for the asset and wealth management industry remain strong, according to a new report published by PwC and Sura Investment Management. »

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. »

Philanthropic giving among UHNW individuals exceeds USD150bn

Wed, 04/12/2019 - 10:41

Ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals – those with a net worth of at least USD30 million – gave a total of USD153 billion towards philanthropic endeavours in 2018 – roughly equivalent to all US federal government spending on healthcare, education and energy expected for this year. »

Demand for fine wine investing to increase in next 12 months

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 13:27

Wealth managers and financial advisers are becoming increasingly bullish about the appetite for investing in the fine wine market, which is now worth over USD6 billion a year, according to new research from Cult Wines, a specialist in fine wine management services. »

John Green, Investec

Investec takes investors' green pulse

Mon, 02/12/2019 - 14:31

Investec Asset Management has launched its inaugural Planetary Pulse survey, just in times for the COP25 meeting of global leaders in Madrid. The survey has found that the majority of British adults want to see their green intentions translated into environmentally focused investment action. »

Quantitative Easing has destabilised the finances of pension plans and heightened the role of liquidity management

Mon, 02/12/2019 - 09:48

As a crisis-era measure, Quantitative Easing (QE) has worked, but its unintended side effects have undermined the financial viability of pension investors, according to a new report published by CREATE-Research and the largest European asset manager, Amundi. »

Investor confidence in P2P lending is growing in Europe

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 10:18

According to a new survey by Robo.cash, 64.9 per cent of the European P2P investors have full confidence in P2P lending. Remarkably, 52.3 per cent of respondents mentioned that P2P loans take a considerable share of their investment portfolio – over 25 per cent. »

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