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Canadian mutual fund AUM totalled CAD849.7bn in December 2012, says IFIC

Wed, 16/01/2013 - 16:17

Total Canadian mutual fund assets under management (AUM) for December 2012 were CAD849.7bn, compared to CAD837.6bn in the previous month – an increase of CAD12.2bn, or 1.5 per cent, according to figures released by the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC). »

Risk

BlackRock publishes update to Sovereign Risk Index

Wed, 16/01/2013 - 16:11

BlackRock’s latest quarterly update of the BlackRock Sovereign Risk Index (BSRI) shows key movements by Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and the US. »

Piggy bank

Sellers driven by short-term fast cash, says Ernst & Young report

Wed, 16/01/2013 - 16:01

Nearly 50 per cent of divestments in the UK over the past two years were driven by a need for a quick cash injection rather than to achieve a longer term strategic objective, according to a report from Ernst & Young. »

Investments

Investors Group launches balanced fund

Wed, 16/01/2013 - 14:22

Investors Group has launched a new balanced fund, the IG Mackenzie Sentinel Strategic Income Fund, which is now available for sale. »

Wall Street bull

Investors increasingly bullish as global economy regains growth path

Wed, 16/01/2013 - 12:04

Global investors have entered 2013 in buoyant but not yet exuberant mood, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for January. »

Ron Bundy, chief executive of Russell Indexes

Russell Indexes and NYSE Euronext form global alliance

Wed, 16/01/2013 - 12:01

Russell Indexes and NYSE Euronext have formed a global alliance which will span three distinct NYSE Euronext business lines and multiple geographies, as well as several facets of Russell’s global index business.  »

iPad

Chaikin Analytics launches research and analytics iPad workstation

Wed, 16/01/2013 - 10:09

Chaikin Analytics, a provider of institutional-grade stock analytics to asset managers and self-directed investors, has launched Chaikin Analytics for iPad, an investment analytics workstation built specifically for the iPad and iPad Mini. »

Madeline Ho, NGAM

Natixis Global Asset Management appoints head of wholesale distribution in Asia Pacific

Wed, 16/01/2013 - 06:16

Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM) has appointed Madeline Ho as head of wholesale distribution for Asia Pacific and managing director of NGAM Singapore. »

Trading screens

Phillip Futures and Trading Technologies launch software solution

Wed, 16/01/2013 - 06:11

Phillip Futures, the Chicago-based futures clearing entity of Singapore’s Phillip Capital, and Trading Technologies International (TT), a provider of professional derivatives trading software and solutions, have begun offering TT's high-speed derivatives execution solutions to Phillip Futures’ customers in the US. »

Christian Pellis, Amundi

Amundi appoints Christian Pellis as global head of external distribution

Wed, 16/01/2013 - 06:06

Amundi is strengthening its distribution business with the appointment of Christian Pellis as global head of external distribution. »

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