Liontrust is to expand into closed-ended investments by launching Liontrust ESG Trust PLC.
Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva Plc, has launched the Aviva Investors Climate Transition Global Credit Fund with a USD350 million strategic capital allocation from the Aviva Investors UK multi-asset range and the Aviva Ireland multi-asset portfolio.
FE Investments, which is the investments arm of global fund data company FE fundinfo, has initiated the removal of VAT payments on all of the platforms it works with, covering all of its portfolios, including its Hybrid, Mosaic, Responsibly Managed and Income ranges.
Specialist fixed income manager, BlueBay Asset Management (BlueBay), has launched a strategy which enables fixed income investors to allocate for positive impact by investing in liquid public debt markets.
Unigestion, an independent, specialist asset manager, has launched a balanced multi-asset fund to deliver strong adjusted returns to investors through economic cycles.
PIMCO, one of the world’s specialist fixed income investment managers, has launched the PIMCO GIS ESG Income Fund, which targets investments with strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials, while aiming to maintain a high and consistent level of dividend income for investors.
BlackRock has launched the Authorised Contractual Scheme (ACS) World ESG Insights Equity Fund, which is designed to simplify ESG investing by focusing on the factors that matter and can demonstrate materiality.
The push to reduce carbon emissions is taking a new direction in the asset management industry, with fund managers experimenting with new ways for investors to buy their funds without increasing the size of their carbon footprint.
SECOR Asset Management, an independent global investment advisory and risk management firm, has launched the SECOR Hedged Equity Fund with approximately GBP110 million assets under management (AUM) from UK-based pension schemes.
VIA AM, a Paris-based systematic investment specialist asset manager, has launched carbon neutral share classes for its flagship European strategy, the VIA Smart-Equity Europe fund.