Prudential Investments launches Prudential Income Builder Fund

Prudential Investments has launched the Prudential Income Builder Fund, offering investors the potential for income and long-term capital growth by investing primarily in income-focused equity, fixed income and non-traditional investments. »

Dominic Wheatley

Guernsey Finance names new chief executive

The board of Guernsey Finance has named Dominic Wheatley as chief executive with effect from 1 December.  »

Ross Ellis, SEI

Reinventing Buy-side Infrastructure: Buy vs Build has given way to Partner or Perish

By Ross Ellis (pictured), SEI – The asset management industry is going through a transformative period dominated by two somewhat conflicting trends: growth and uncertainty. »

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Separately managed accounts see surge in institutional investor appetite

There has been a surge in institutional investor appetite for separately managed accounts driven by the threat of negative yields, regulation, improvements in capital markets and a greater understanding of securitised assets. »

Real estate investment

Investor confidence in real estate and changing allocations

Preqin looks in detail at investors’ allocations to real estate to assess how they are changing, and how, in light of current investor sentiment, these allocations may be impacted in the coming years. »

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Continued European AM growth faces deflation and demand threats

Despite strong growth over the last five years in assets under management (AUM) in Europe, the outlook is marred by the threat of eurozone deflation and by potentially slower growth in the of core institutional investors. »


European insurers signal new wave of consolidation

More insurance companies across the EMEA region see themselves as sellers of business units rather than buyers over the next three years, according to a survey by Towers Watson and Mergermarket. »

Newspaper and money

International investors given access to Franklin K2 Alternative Strategies Fund SICAV

International investors can now access Franklin Templeton’s first multi-manager, multi-strategy Luxembourg-registered SICAV fund focused on alternative investment strategies. »

Joined hands

ICI Global praises Stock Connect agreement

Qiumei Yang, chief executive of ICI Global Asia Pacific, has welcomed the new memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) regarding a Shanghai–Hong Kong Stock Connect pilot programme. »


UK dividends disappoint but respite is in sight for 2015, says Capita

UK dividends showed almost no growth at all in the third quarter, according to the latest UK Dividend Monitor from Capita Asset Services. »

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