End of Aberdeen’s era as Martin Gilbert steps back from the helm to focus on client relationships
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.
Alexander Darwall’s Jupiter European fund has piqued the most interest from advisers as its performance details were viewed almost 50% more times than second-most viewed fund Fundsmith – Equity in 2017, according to FE Analytics.
We asked investment professionals from Stratton Street, Jupiter AM, Standard Life Investments and OMGI to reveal a past investing mistake and explain what they have learned from it.
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.
After being forced to confirm discussions about a potential £11bn merger, does the consolidation of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management prove a wave of M&A in fund management is underway?
News of Standard Life’s agreement to purchase Aberdeen Asset Management has seen shares in both companies take off, with the former climbing to its highest value in over a year.
Standard Life Investments (SLI) reported strong outflows from its GARS fund, the largest actively managed fund Ucits fund, on Friday. While the fund has failed to generate returns in recent years, some funds that have done even worse continue to generate big inflows, however.
The vast Gars fund remains the core of the SLI success story. We asked Phil Barker, the company’s head of global sales, what other horses he has in the race, and how he is meeting fund selectors’ needs to find differentiated funds
Nowhere in Europe are US equities as popular as in Germany. More than half of local fund buyers plan to increase their allocation in the next 12 months. But it would be a terrible idea to do so, fund managers speaking at Expert Investor Deutschland warned.