David Ennet, Artemis

Artemis launches new short-dated high-yield bond fund

Fri, 21/06/2019 - 10:29

Artemis has launched the first fund for its new fixed income managers, who recently joined the firm from Kames. »

MAPFRE launches new fund to invest in companies with disability inclusion policies

Thu, 20/06/2019 - 16:17

MAPFRE is launching ‘MAPFRE Inclusión Responsable' – an investment fund which invests in European companies which actively seek to include disabled people within their workforces. »

Loud hailer

Nomura Alternative Investment Management launches Diversified Absolute Return UCITS Fund

Thu, 20/06/2019 - 16:16

Nomura Alternative Investment Management (NAIM), a London and Paris-based quantitative investment manager within Nomura Group has launched the Nomura Diversified Absolute Return UCITS Fund. »

Carter Sims, Thornburg

Thornburg funds launch on Allfunds Platform

Wed, 12/06/2019 - 12:49

Thornburg Investment Management’s (Thornburg) Ireland-domiciled range of UCITS funds have been added to the Allfunds platform, an institutional fund distribution network. »

Daniella Klasen-Martin, Crestbridge

Crestbridge launches Luxembourg ManCo branch in London

Wed, 12/06/2019 - 12:47

Crestbridge has established a branch of its Luxembourg Management Company (ManCo) in London as the business seeks to cement ties between the UK and Luxembourg and secure new opportunities post-Brexit.  »

Wayne Green, Marlborough

Marlborough launches Irish-domiciled UCITS funds of funds

Tue, 11/06/2019 - 09:48

The Marlborough Group has strengthened its international proposition with the launch of a new risk-graded range of UCITS funds of funds domiciled in Ireland. »

Pramol Dhawan, PIMCO

PIMCO launches PIMCO GIS Emerging Markets Opportunity Fund

Wed, 05/06/2019 - 16:05

Fixed income investment firm PIMCO has launched the PIMCO GIS Emerging Markets Opportunity Fund, which applies a flexible approach to invest in a wide range of fixed income securities issued by companies or governments economically tied to emerging market countries. »

Neil Aitchison, Foresight

Foresight Group acquires JLEN mandate

Wed, 05/06/2019 - 10:53

Foresight Group (Foresight) is to acquire the advisory mandate for John Laing Environmental Assets Group Limited (JLEN) from John Laing Capital Management (JLCM). The transaction, which will complete at the end of June, brings Foresight’s assets under management to GBP4 billion. »

Green earth

HSBC GAM to launch new green bond fund

Tue, 04/06/2019 - 12:37

HSBC Global Asset Management (HSBC GAM) is to launch a new green bond fund, the HSBC Real Economy Green Investment Opportunity GEM Bond Fund (REGIO).  »

Lisa Shea, Northern Trust

But I'm not dead yet… mutual funds are alive and well

Tue, 04/06/2019 - 08:00

By Lisa Shea, Manager, Fund Governance Solutions – While some may have dragged mutual funds out to the cart to be hauled away, they remain a sizeable and still growing presence in our industry. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are also growing, but it’s important to look at the full picture. As of 31 March, 2019, the Investment Company Institute (ICI) reports that there are more than USD19 trillion in assets in open end mutual funds, compared to USD3.77 trillion in ETFs, with AUM growing for both categories. »

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