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.
Aberdeen Standard Investments to set up Dublin hub
Global asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) is to establish an investment and distribution business in Ireland to complement its existing Luxembourg operation and shore up its European offering ahead of Brexit.
Dollar beats sterling as money market funds start 2018 strongly
US dollar denominated money market funds topped the charts in terms of inflows for January this year, while UK sterling funds saw the biggest outflows from this sector, according to the latest Thomson Reuters Lipper data.
Luxembourg fund industry grows 11.18% in 2017
Luxembourg’s popularity as an international fund management centre helped boost assets under management (AUM) in the tiny Duchy by 11.18% in 2017 to reach €4.16trn, according to the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI).
Iberian and Luxembourg selectors keen to buy rather than sell
Spanish, Portuguese, and Luxembourg fund selectors are looking to expand their holdings of a large range of assets over the next 12 months and only intend to sell a few, mostly in the fixed income sector, according to Expert Investor research.