Articles and Features

Three fingers

Brinker Capital launches trio of liquid alternative mutual funds

Brinker Capital has launched three 40-Act liquid alternative mutual funds – Crystal Strategy Absolute Income Fund, Crystal Strategy Absolute Return Fund, and Crystal Strategy Leveraged Alternative Fund. »

Mutual funds

Aston launches international mutual fund managed by Pictet Asset Management

Aston Asset Management has launched the ASTON/Pictet International Fund, which invests primarily in companies headquartered in the developed markets of Europe, Australasia, and Far East (EAFE). »

Crystal ball

Advisor migration to grow independent channels to 38 per cent asset marketshare

Advisor migration is projected to grow independent channels to 38 per cent of asset marketshare through 2016, according to research from Cerulli Associates. »

Money flows

Investors favour diversified exposure as flows into EM funds pick up steam

Emerging markets remained in the spotlight during early April as key equity indexes hit fresh year-to-date highs and Greece’s successful bond issue showed that appetite for riskier, more rewarding assets is alive and well. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Equity to drive convertible bond funds' return, says Fitch Ratings

Equity will be the main driver of convertible bond (CB) funds' performance in 2014, with volatility as a supplementary factor, as the sector continues to attract strong flows from institutional investors. »


Multi-asset fund sales lead the way in Q1

Sales into multi-asset funds accounted for nearly a third (32 per cent) of all net sales during Q1, according to figures from the Skandia Investment Solutions platform. »

Magnifying glass

Guernsey holds ILS Insight event in Zurich

Experts from across the insurance linked securities (ILS) asset class are coming together to discuss the industry’s pressing issues at a Guernsey Finance-hosted thought leadership event in Zurich. »


Behavioural segmentation drives long-term profitability for wealth management industry, says SEI

While traditional wallet-based segmentation approaches have historically been the norm in the wealth management industry, future long-term profitability will be driven by a firm's ability to adapt its segmentation model to the evolving needs of its clients. »


Managers remain positive despite market risks, says Northern Trust

Investment managers expect further growth in the US economy and do not expect that problems in emerging markets will spread to developed markets, according to a survey by Northern Trust. »


Money market funds increase WAM and market risk, says Moody’s

US-dollar, euro and sterling prime money market funds (MMFs) have increased their sensitivity to interest rates in the first two months of 2014, meaning their stressed net asset values have deteriorated, according to Moody’s. »

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