The Nedgroup Investments Global Flexible Fund has been adjusting its portfolio in response to market volatility, taking advantage of discounted valuations to make new purchases in sectors and securities where prices have been most affected, such as APAC equities, leisure, travel and hospitality.
Net assets of UCITS and AIFs bounced back strongly in Q2 2020, crossing the EUR17 trillion threshold again, according to the Quarterly Statistical Release from the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA).
Assets under management (AUM) at the world’s 300 largest pension funds increased in value by 8.0 per cent to a total of USD19.5 trillion in 2019, in contrast to the 0.4 per cent decline the year before, according to the latest top 300 pension funds research from the Thinking Ahead Institute.
Coronavirus sell-off revealed “little merit” in idea that active managers navigate volatility better than passive counterparts
The majority of active managers in Europe and the US did not seize the “once-in-a-decade opportunity” presented by the coronavirus pandemic to demonstrate superior returns to passive options, according to new data from Morningstar.
Despite a difficult year for investors, the 2020 FE fundinfo Alpha Manager award winners have once again demonstrated the benefits of active management in volatile markets, by continuing to beat their benchmarks throughout the economic downturn.
Funds focused on gold mining equities have flourished thanks to a buoyant gold price reaching all-time highs over USD2,000 per ounce and boosting net asset values.
Investors are split down the middle when it comes to assessing how well their hedge investments have performed so far in 2020, according to a new poll by bfinance.
Digital assets have surged in popularity with investors seeking “safe havens” outside of traditional asset classes. Digital asset manager Grayscale Investments reports that a record USD905 million flowed into its family of 10 funds in the second quarter of 2020.
Neuberger Berman is expanding its ESG platform with the addition of a new UCITS fund running the firm’s Japanese Equity Engagement strategy.
Refinitiv has launched ESG scores for funds, allowing comparisons at the fund level for fund managers, advisers and investors, as the world of sustainable investing continues to boom.