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Gazprombank AM launches two UCITS funds focused on Russia

Gazprombank Asset Management has launched two new UCITS funds – The GPB Russia Equities Fund and The GPB Russia Fixed Income Fund. »


Mutual funds

Tortoise Capital Advisors launches open-end mutual fund

Tortoise Capital Advisors has launched the Tortoise Select Opportunity Fund, an open-end mutual fund that has a dedicated focus on select opportunities across the energy value chain and beyond. »


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SSgA appoints three to Intermediary Business Group

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has made three appointments to its Intermediary Business Group (IBG) in the UK, Italy and Benelux. »


Shane Sutton

Inalytics launches elite performance coaching for fund managers

Inalytics has launched a service that combines coaching techniques from the world of sport with its analysis of the investment decision making process. »


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Asset managers need more tailored approach to fund selection criteria, says Cerulli report

Getting mutual funds on distributors' shelves has become more challenging for asset managers since the global financial crisis, with supermarket-shelf models embracing all funds being replaced by more calibrated approaches to fund selection by gatekeepers. »


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EIIB-Rasmala arranges second tranche of USD100m sukuk programme for FWU

The EIIB-Rasmala Group has closed the second tranche of the FWU Group’s USD100m sukuk al-wakala programme. »


Accounts

Merchants Trust NAV per share up 12.1 per cent

The Merchants Trust, managed by Allianz Global Investors, has seen its net asset value per ordinary share rise by 12.1 per cent or by 17.5 per cent including dividends. »


Newspaper and money

Aristotle Capital Management launches international equity fund

Aristotle Capital Management has launched the Aristotle International Equity Fund, which will invest at least 80 per cent of its net assets in publicly traded equity securities or depository receipts of companies organised, headquartered or doing a substantial amount of business outside the US. »


James Williams, Hedgeweek

Worldwide long-term funds attracted EUR888bn in net inflows in 2013 says EFAMA… Schroders to hard close US long/short equity fund end of June…

March proved to be a challenging month with the majority of alternative UCITS strategies delivering negative returns. According to figures released by Geneva-based Alix Capital, provider of the UCITS Alternative Index Global which tracks more than 700 single-manager funds, the overall return was -0.33 per cent. »


Globe and money

Signs of a thaw for EM equity funds after a quarter where Europe and healthcare funds starred

The final days of March saw EPFR Global-tracked emerging markets equity funds make a modest but perceptible start on reversing the more than USD40bn worth of outflows – a quarterly record – they chalked up during the first three months of 2014. »


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