Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) has launched a Corporate Hybrid Bond Fund dedicated to investing in hybrid debt of highly rated corporations. The Fund is managed by its London-based Global Fixed Income team and JPY5.1 billion (EUR42 million) was raised from Japanese institutional investors, reflecting growing demand for higher yielding quality investment solutions.
Launches & Fundraising
Invesco has launched two new funds: Invesco China A-Share Quality Core Equity Fund and Invesco China A-Share Quant Equity Fund. Both are UCITS-compliant SICAVs which will be available to institutional and retail investors in the UK and a number of authorised countries across Europe.
American Century Investments and Nomura Asset Management launch Emerging Markets Sustainable Impact Equity Fund
American Century Investments (ACI) and Nomura Asset Management (NAM) has launched the American Century Emerging Markets Sustainable Impact Equity Fund, a sub-fund of Nomura Funds Ireland Plc.
Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva, has launched the Aviva Investors US Dollar Liquidity Fund, a Low-Volatility Net Asset Value (LVNAV) fund, targeting low-risk returns and daily liquidity through a diversified portfolio of high-grade, US dollar-denominated short-term debt instruments.
CPR Asset Management, the thematic equities arm of the largest European asset manager Amundi, has launched a fund dedicated to tackling social inequalities, adding to CPR AM’s EUR10 billion thematic equities range.
Epoch Investment Partners has launched a UCITS sub-fund for its popular US Equity Shareholder Yield strategy, in response to continued demand from its European client base.
Capital placement agent and fund advisory firm Eaton Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp, has acted as exclusive placement agent for Ridgewood Infrastructure.
Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, is launching an actively managed, differentiated global high yield fund focusing on corporate credit securities that meet sustainable investment criteria.
Rational Funds, a family of funds rooted in the investment philosophy of applying a rational approach to investing, has launched the Rational Equity Armor Fund (HDCTX).
Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) has launched the Morgan Stanley Investment Funds (MS INVF) Developing Opportunity Fund.