EM fund tops tech sector after Facebook privacy blunder
After news of Facebook’s privacy blunder broke last month, all European-domiciled technology focused funds have seen returns fall although two which focus on emerging market tech firms have bucked the trend, according to FE Analytics.
‘Free-riding’ passive investors under central bank scrutiny
Passive investors pay scant regard to the fundamentals of individual securities and free-ride on the work of active investors with implications for financial stability, price discovery and index correlation, according to a paper from the Bank of International Settlements.
The missing link between sovereigns and corporates
Sovereigns and corporate fixed income investments are inextricably linked through economic and market forces. Too often a country’s economic risk profile can be mispriced in fixed income markets due segmentation of these sectors
Exploiting the rule-based investor
The proliferation of smart beta in equity, leads to the question of whether smart strategies can be utilised in fixed income. Rules based investors are often the source of inefficiency in fixed income markets and to us a smart strategy requires an active component
Difficulty for fund managers if ESG not considered
It will become difficult for fund managers in the future to sell their products if they do not take into account environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, Aktia Asset Management believes.