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Comgest Growth India fund passes tenth anniversary

Thu, 12/02/2015 - 10:30

The Comgest Growth India Fund has passed its tenth anniversary with more than EUR170 million in assets. In the past year has significantly outperformed its index, the MSCI India, returning 60.99% versus 23.87%. »

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Wilshire liquid alt index family outperforms investable HF index counterparts in 2014

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:30

The Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index finished virtually flat in December, down -0.05%, while the Barclays US Aggregate Index was modestly positive, finishing up 0.09%.  »

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Emerging equity markets generated positive returns despite energy drag, says Russell Indexes

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 09:00

The Russell Emerging Markets Index gained 2.6% year-to-date as of 14 January 2015. This followed a 4.4% increase for the Index in the second half of 2014. »

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ICE Futures US sets daily volume records in mini MSCI complex

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 12:30

Intercontinental Exchange’s ICE Futures US achieved a daily volume record in the mini MSCI Index futures complex and a daily volume record in the mini MSCI All Country World Index Net Total Return future on 12 December, 2014. The mini MSCI Index futures complex traded 330,947 contracts on Friday; the previous record of 315,066 contracts was set on 16 September, 2014. The mini MSCI ACWI NTR future reached a daily volume record of 95,906 contracts Friday; the previous record of 47,953 contracts was set on 7 August, 2014. »

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STOXX licenses iSTOXX Europe ESG Select 30 Index to JP Morgan

Mon, 01/12/2014 - 14:30

STOXX has licensed the iSTOXX Europe ESG Select 30 Index to JP Morgan for a structured product. The index screens European companies from the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index for those that pay high dividends and also have low volatility, thus creating a hybrid portfolio of ESG, high dividend and low volatility strategies. »

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DAX licensed to Fortune SG for first passive index fund in China

Thu, 27/11/2014 - 06:00

Deutsche Börse has licensed DAX to Shanghai-based fund company Fortune SG Fund Management Co to serve as the basis of the first index fund to be developed in China. “DAX is one of the most attractive underlyings for financial products worldwide as it represents the top companies in one of Europe’s strongest economies. As a fully rules-based and objective index of leading German stocks, it provides market participants with the transparency and stability they require in an indexed investment,” says Hartmut Graf, chief executive officer, STOXX Limited. »

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Investors increasingly considering unconstrained and absolute return fixed-income strategies, says Cerulli

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 09:30

Against a backdrop of heightened market volatility in October, total mutual fund flows were negative (-USD6.7 billion) for the second month in a row, according to a the latest issue of The Cerulli Edge. »

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AIM IPOs outperform FTSE AIM All Share Index by 25% in first nine months of 2014, says Cavendish

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 09:15

Companies that listed on AIM have over the first nine months of 2014 outperformed the FTSE AIM All Share Index by a considerable margin, according to research by Cavendish Asset Management. »

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Global financial disruptors equity index launched in advance of Lending Club’s imminent IPO

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 14:10

UK based investment bank Liberum and research firm AltFi Data have launched the first equity index tracking the world’s leading financial services disruptors – the Liberum AltFi Financial Disruptors Index (LAFDI). »

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Investor confidence falls by 8.8 points to 115.1 in October

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 12:29

Investor confidence fell to 115.1 in October, down 8.8 points from September’s revised reading of 123.9, according to the State Street Investor Confidence Index (ICI). »

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