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Downing appoints Head of Asset Management

Tue, 25/06/2019 - 13:48

London-based investment manager Downing has appointed Tom Moore to lead its asset management capability. »

HSBC Private Banking successfully closes first Vision Private Equity Fund at over USD250m

Tue, 25/06/2019 - 13:42

HSBC Private Banking has held the successful close of Vision Private Equity 2019 – the first in a new programme of annual Vision Funds providing private clients with access to primary, secondary and direct co-investments across multiple geographies, sectors and strategies. »

Bernard Delbecque, Efama

EFAMA reports strong rebound in net sales of worldwide bond funds in Q1

Tue, 25/06/2019 - 13:38

The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), has today published its latest International Statistical Release showing strong growth of investment fund assets worldwide in Q1, driven by the recovery in the financial markets. »

Chris Mellor, Invesco

Invesco’s gold ETC reaches record high in assets as investors predict further rise in gold price

Tue, 25/06/2019 - 10:52

A new study from Invesco reveals that 72 per cent of professional investors believe the gold price will rise in 2019, while Invesco announces that the amount of assets invested in Invesco Physical Gold ETC has reached a record high on the product’s 10-year anniversary. »

Frenkel Topping launches new accountancy service for clients

Tue, 25/06/2019 - 10:30

Frenkel Topping has launched an accountancy joint venture with Forth’s Accountancy to assist clients with their tax planning. »

Julius Baer to deploy ALPIMA

Tue, 25/06/2019 - 10:29

Julius Baer, a Swiss private banking group, is to deploy ALPIMA for rule-based portfolio derivation and visualisation within its Investment Management business. »

EFG International opens advisory branch in Portugal

Tue, 25/06/2019 - 10:27

EFG International is expanding its footprint in Southern Europe with the opening of an advisory office in Lisbon, Portugal, as a branch of its Luxembourg entity, EFG Bank (Luxembourg) SA.  »

Hawksford appoints private client services director

Mon, 24/06/2019 - 13:14

Hawksford has appointed Alice Quek as a Private Client Services Director. Alice has more than 15 years of experience in the banking and fiduciary services sectors across Asia.  »

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Stewardship a key point of competition for passive asset managers, says DWS-sponsored pensions fund survey

Mon, 24/06/2019 - 13:10

Eighty-four per cent of pension funds regard stewardship practices as pivotal to improving the quality of beta – investment returns generated by taking broad, passive exposure to a market index – while generating positive environmental, social and governance spin-offs, according to a new DWS-sponsored research report. »

Wealth Dynamix enhances WDX1 platform

Mon, 24/06/2019 - 11:06

Wealth Dynamix has launched a new version of  its Client Lifecycle Management solution, WDX1 in response to a demanding regulatory climate, a new generation of more sophisticated clients and what it describes as ‘increasingly complex digital challenges’. »

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