China A-shares pick of the litter for European investors
In the year of the dog shares of companies based on the Chinese mainland are set to emerge as leaders of the pack for investors in China as the world’s second largest economy enters the MSCI Emerging Markets Index in May. But European investors have already begun to move.
European watchdog warns of investment fund ‘fire sales’
Mismatches between the liquidity of open-ended investment funds’ assets and their redemption profiles could lead to “fire sales” to meet redemption requests in times of market stress, the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) has warned.
EU reforms to increase money market fund use: State Street
The European Union Money Market Funds regulation (MMF) along with new Basel III regulations will push more investors to increase their use of the short term debt instruments, according to State Street.
Popularity of absolute return strategies could signal further volatility
Across Europe absolute return strategies are the asset class most fund selectors wanted to buy even before the recent rise in volatility in bond and equity markets, although the Dutch are not particularly keen on the strategy.
Norway’s wealth fund sets anti-corruption expectations
Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest at $1trn (€808.8bn), has set out a series of strong anti-corruption measures it expects the 8,985 companies it invests in to have.
Fidelity poaches Amundi’s head of equities to fill Rossi role
Fidelity has hired Amundi Asset Management’s head of equities Romain Boscher to be its new global chief investment officer, equities.
Who are the least and most prepared for a market correction?
With the global selloff shaking markets over the past week, Expert Investor data suggests that it was the Spanish and the Italians that might be the least prepared for a potential market correction, and the Danish could be the most ready.
Goldman Sachs fund unit in deal with Amundi to grow alternative Ucits
Goldman Sachs Fund Solutions (GSFS), a fund investments platform, has partnered with Europe’s largest asset manager Amundi to manage its Luxembourg-domiciled funds.