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Majdi Chammas, AP1

Hermes Investment Management secures USD400m AP1 Global High Yield mandate

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 10:39

Hermes Investment Management has been appointed to manage a USD400 million Global High Yield credit investment mandate by Första AP-Fonden (AP1), one of five buffer funds in the Swedish national income pension scheme. »

Two fingers

Vanguard launches two new global balanced funds

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:11

Vanguard has launched two actively managed global balanced funds – Global Wellington Fund and Global Wellesley Income Fund. »

Michael Forman, FS Investments

FS Investments launches Multi-Strategy Alternatives Mutual Fund

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 10:07

Alternative investment manager FS Investments has launched its first open-end mutual fund, FS Multi-Strategy Alternatives Fund, which seeks to generate absolute returns with low correlation to traditional investments over a complete market cycle, and is distinct in that it combines hedge fund managers and alternative beta strategies. »

Shanta Puchtler, Man Numeric

Man Numeric expands UCITS offering with launch of Man Numeric European Equity fund

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 09:25

Man Numeric, Man Group’s quantitative equity investment manager, has launched the Dublin-domiciled Man Numeric European Equity fund, its fifth UCITS-compliant vehicle for the European market. »

Eran Ben-Zour, Heptagon

Heptagon launches new alternative UCITS fund with a New York based Manager

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 10:26

Heptagon Capital, a USD8.3 billion London based asset management firm, has added the first Long/Short equity manager to its USD2 billion Irish UCITS funds offering. »

Martin Davis, Kames Capital

UK investment manager Kames Capital enters US market

Mon, 16/10/2017 - 18:11

Kames Capital is to enter the US market for the first time after registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. »

Bob Browne, Northern Trust

Northern Trust launches Northern Funds US Quality ESG Fund

Thu, 12/10/2017 - 09:32

Northern Trust Asset Management has launched the Northern Funds US Quality ESG Fund (NUESX), which is designed to give investors access to Northern Trust Asset Management’s investment expertise in factor-based strategies and to a fund that will invest in companies that have favourable environmental, social, and governance (ESG) characteristics. »

Stephen Ellis, Gravis

VT Gravis UK Infrastructure Income fund receives RSM rating

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 10:55

RSMR has added the VT Gravis UK Infrastructure Income fund to its rating list – the first of its kind to be featured. »

Matthew Lamb, Pacific Asset Management

Pacific Asset Management launches new Emerging Market UCITS fund

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 10:50

Pacific Asset Management (PAM), the asset management arm of Sir John Beckwith’s Pacific Investments Group, is to launch a new Emerging Markets Long Only UCITS fund in November 2017. »

Matthew Landy, Lazard

Lazard Asset Management launches Equity Franchise Fund

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 08:00

Lazard Asset Management has launched the Lazard Equity Franchise Portfolio, which seeks long-term returns by investing in companies that are considered to have an “economic franchise,” meaning companies that share a combination of a history of stable financial returns, strong earnings forecastability, and sustainable competitive advantages. »

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