Which countries have the most pessimistic fund selectors?
We look at outlook of European fund selectors. Which countries have the bleakest outlook and which assets are they shunning?
Investec offers alternative investment Ucits range
The move to expand Luxembourg-domiciled fund range comes at a time when many asset managers are rejigging their international distribution strategies as Brexit looms.
Financial investigator targets Luxembourg-domiciled “scam fund”
Columna Commodities fund pretended to invest in range of commodity-linked assets when in reality the bulk of money invested in the Sicav sub-fund had been loaned to a Hong Kong shell company.
Industry ramps up relocation plans as Brexit nears
Luxembourg and Ireland top jurisdictions set to benefit from asset managers shifting operations to new locations over the next five years, according to State Street survey.
Blackrock amends derivatives policy on retail funds
Blackrock has written to investors to announce it is expanding the use of derivatives on its Luxembourg-domiciled retail fund ranges.
Columbia Threadneedle to move EU client assets ahead of Brexit
Columbia Threadneedle Investments has launched 13 Sicav versions of Oeics ahead of the UK’s exit from the European Union as the asset manager prepares to switch EU-based investors out of its UK-domiciled range into Luxembourg-domiciled alternatives.
US equity large cap funds preferred but small caps edge ahead
Strong gains in US equity markets over the past year have encouraged investors to target the asset class in 2018, but while most prefer large cap funds it’s the small caps that have generated the better returns.
Franklin Templeton ‘repositions’ fund to focus on climate change
Franklin Templeton Investments has “repositioned” its existing Global (Euro) Fund to focus on companies actively reducing their carbon footprint which it expects will boost returns.