UBP’s Nicolas Faller on the benefits of ‘open architecture’ tie-ups with other asset managers with different skills
Author Archives: Mark Battersby
Mark Battersby is head of content research and development at Last Word. Mark joined Last Word in February 2012, having previously worked at Citywire, Interactive Investor International, and FT Business.
Global asset allocation strategies are ‘no silver bullet’
While it’s no secret that passive, low-cost products are relentlessly increasing their market share, investors’ hunt for yield has also buoyed sentiment towards flexible and unconstrained mandates, according to Morningstar.
BNP Paribas rebrands and targets three key markets
BNP Paribas Investment Partners is targeting Germany, China and the US as the three key markets where it can accelerate sales growth significantly. The company is also changing its name.
Standard Life sets sight on Dublin for EU hub
Edinburgh-headquartered Standard Life is expected to choose Dublin as the centre for its European Union operations after the UK government completes the two years of Brexit negotiations.
Amundi acquires Pioneer Investments for €3.54bn
Amundi is to pay €3.54bn (£2.97bn, $3.74bn) in cash to acquire Pioneer Investments, which it says will make it the eighth largest asset manager in the world.
Henderson takes on Janus in $320bn merger
London-headquartered independent fund manager Henderson Group is to merge with US fund manager Janus Capital, creating a combined operation with $320bn assets under management and a market capitalisation of approximately $6bn.
Trump calls tax avoidance ‘smart’ in live debate with Clinton
Donald Trump called tax avoidance “smart” during the first live US Presidential TV debate with rival Hillary Clinton in New York.
Brexit reaction: Global Equity Income view
Short term impact: currency volatility, growth moderation, continued demand for income generating assets of all types. The decision of the UK electorate to leave the European Union is unexpected, and has resulted in significant market volatility. In the short term there is little practical impact from the decision at a company level. The UK will, […]
Matthias Hoppe – The risk factor
Franklin Templeton Solutions vice-president Matthias Hoppe drills down on the risks and rewards of asset classes and the importance of diversification.
JP Morgan AM’s Greco; The good European
JP Morgan Asset Management’s head of European funds Massimo Greco shares his insights on fees, Mifid II and the importance of stability in Europe.