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Ken Froot

Investor confidence up by 6.4 points in January, says State Street

Wed, 31/01/2018 - 10:23

The State Street Global Investor Confidence Index increased to 102.1 in January, up 6.4 points from December’s revised reading of 95.7. »

Stephen Scott, BRI Partners

Index offers enhanced beta for small cap stocks

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 13:33

BRI Partners is a firm that designs, builds and researches investable indices. Stephen Scott, (pictured) partner at the firm, explains that the company has been in the sector for a year but individually each partner has had extensive investment industry experience. »

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Alternative UCITS market sees 10 per cent asset growth and 120+ new fund launches since beginning of 2017, says LuxHedge

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 14:58

Alternative UCITS funds continued experiencing strong capital inflows during 2017 with the market reaching EUR435 billion in assets under management by the end of June, a strong +10.2 per cent growth since beginning of the year. »

Sam Gill, ET Index Research

ET Index Research and FFI to collaborate and indexes and enhanced analytics for investors concerned about climate risks

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 10:09

ET Index Research (ETIR), producers of the ET Carbon Rankings, which publicly score the largest listed companies according to their greenhouse gas emissions, and corresponding ET Low Carbon and ET Fossil Free Low Carbon Index Series, and FFI, creators of The Carbon Underground 200, are teaming up to incorporate FFI’s research into ETIR’s product offerings. »

UK pension deficit falls to GBP510bn

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 06:22

The deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension funds stood at GBP510 billion at the end of May 2017, a GBP20 billion decrease since last month, figures from PwC’s Skyval Index show. »

Importance of sustainable investment grows among German institutional investors

Wed, 31/05/2017 - 14:15

German institutional investors have continued to warm to the idea of sustainable investment this year, according to the sentiment index for sustainable investment, created by Union Investment in collaboration with Professor Henry Schäfer of the University of Stuttgart. »

Global investor confidence up by 5.1 points in May

Wed, 31/05/2017 - 06:32

The State Street Global Investor Confidence Index (ICI) increased to 102.5 in May, up 5.1 points from April’s revised reading of 97.4. »

Kenneth Froot, State Street

Investor confidence increases by 2.6 points in April

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 07:55

State Street’s Global Investor Confidence Index (ICI) increased to 99.5 in April, up 2.6 points from March’s revised reading of 96.9.  »

Steven Dicker, PwC

UK pension fund deficit falls to GBP500bn

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 12:23

The deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension funds stood at GBP500 billion at the end of March 2017, a GBP20 billion decrease since last month, according to figures from PwC’s Skyval Index.   »

Kenneth Froot, State Street

Investor confidence rises by 4.2 points to 95.4 in March

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 08:59

State Street’ Global Investor Confidence Index (ICI) for March 2017 increased to 95.4, up 4.2 points from February’s revised reading of 91.2. »

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