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. »


Handshake

BDO appoints Mark Hunt to lead financial services practice

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has appointed Mark Hunt as the new head of the firm’s financial services practice. »


South Korea

Aviva sells stake in South Korean joint venture Woori Aviva Life

Aviva has reached agreement to sell its entire 47 per cent stake in its South Korean business Woori Aviva Life Insurance (WALI) to NongHyup Financial Group (NHFG). »


Netherlands flag

Northern Trust enhances FTK investment statement reporting for Dutch pension schemes

Northern Trust has enhanced its investment statement reporting solutions to help its Dutch pension fund clients meet the Financieel ToetsingsKader (FTK) regulations set out by the Dutch National Bank. »


Globe

Eaton Partners forms global secondary advisory business

Placement agent Eaton Partners has launched a secondary advisory group following the addition of three senior professionals, Michael Pilson, Alexander Mejia and Kevin Imhoff.  »


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. »


James Williams, Hedgeweek

North MaxQ UCITS fund and Ardsley Partners US Equity UCITS fund launch on MontLake platform… bond funds attract EUR49bn of inflows in February reports EFAMA

ML Capital announced this week the launch of the North MaxQ Macro UCITS fund on its MontLake UCITS platform. London-based North Asset Management has been successfully managing the North MaxQ Macro investment strategy for over 10 years. »


Up arrow

Net sales of long-term UCITS up to EUR51bn in Feb, says EFAMA

UCITS enjoyed a second consecutive month of strong net inflows in February amounting to EUR49bn, albeit down from EUR69bn in January, according to figures released by the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). »


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. »


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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. »


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