Oil cans

US, high yield and commodity funds fare best

With sustained fighting in Libya keeping the pressure on oil prices and sovereign debt in the Eurozone back in the spotlight for many of the wrong reasons, investors had plenty of reasons to be cautious in early March. »

Law books and gavel

US regulators encourage comments on CPSS-IOSCO consultative report on Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures

The Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (CPSS) and the Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO) have released for comment the consultative report on the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures. »

Penelope Biggs, Head of the Institutional Investor Group at Northern Trust

Northern Trust wins GBP1.2 billion mandate from Dyfed Pension Fund

Northern Trust has been appointed by the Dyfed Pension Fund, administered by Carmarthenshire County Council, to provide global custody and investment accounting services for GPP1.2 billion (approximately USD2 billion) in pension fund assets. This is the latest appointment in a series of Local Government Pension Scheme wins announced by Northern Trust. »

Grades, A, B,C,D, F

US and Singapore given A grade in Morningstar Global Investor Experience Study

Morningstar has released results of its second study measuring the experiences of mutual fund investors in 22 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. »

Kevin Kearns, fixed income portfolio manager and senior derivatives strategist

Loomis Sayles launches Global Fixed Income Absolute Return-Oriented Fund

Loomis, Sayles & Company, a subsidiary of Natixis Global Asset Management, has launched the Loomis Sayles Absolute Strategies Bond Fund to address investor demand for absolute return-oriented fixed income strategies in the UK and Europe. »

Charles Carroll, Deputy Chairman and Head of Global Marketing, Lazard Asset Management

Lazard launches fixed income mutual funds

Lazard Asset Management has launched two fixed income mutual funds – the Lazard Emerging Markets Debt Portfolio (NASDAQ: LEDIX, LEDOX) and the Lazard US Municipal Portfolio (NASDAQ: UMNIX, UMNOX). Both are available to institutional and individual investors. »

piles of batches of dollars

Northern Trust Adds USD10bn in assets under custody for UK local government pension schemes

Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) grew the part of its custody business servicing Local Government Pension Schemes in the UK with the addition of USD10 billion in new client assets in 2010. »

Warren Buffet, Skandia Investment Group

SIG bucks trend on emerging markets

Skandia Investment Group (SIG) is being ‘greedy’ by adopting the Warren Buffet (pictured) maxim “be fearful when others are greedy, be greedy when others are fearful’ by ratcheting up its exposure to Emerging Markets (EMs) – particularly Asia. »

 Tim Drayson, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) Economist

MPC unlikely to raise rates as much as the market expects, says LGIM 

At today’s Fundamentals briefing, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) Economist, Tim Drayson, explained that while financial markets anticipate a series of interest rate increases throughout this year and into next year taking the cash rate beyond 2%, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) believe this is higher than the MPC will go. »

Percival Stanion, Head of Asset Allocation, Barings

World's monetary stance accommodating inflationary pressures, says Barings

Baring Asset Management is warning that although the global economic recovery is largely back on track, the risks of inflationary pressures and political unrest in the Middle East are putting the upturn under great pressure.   »

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