Aviva Investors has launched its new fund, Aviva Investors US Investment Grade Bond Fund, which will invest in primarily US dollar-denominated investment grade corporate bonds from anywhere in the world.
Launches & Fundraising
NN Investment Partners and its strategic partner China Asset Management have launched an inaugural ESG-integrated China A-Share Equities strategy, targeting both institutional and wholesale investors.
Carmignac, an independent European asset manager, has launched FP Carmignac Global Equity Compounders, a UK-domiciled global equity fund, reaffirming its commitment to the UK market. This adds to the firm’s range of six UK OEICs (Open Ended Investment Companies) launched in 2019.
HSBC Global Asset Management and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, have closed the HSBC Real Economy Green Investment Opportunity GEM Bond Fund, which has raised USD474 million of new financing to support climate risk-mitigation investments across emerging markets.
Alternative asset management specialist Standpoint Asset Management has launchd the Standpoint Multi-Asset Fund.
USD110 million climate impact fund closed by Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s AIP Private Markets
A first of its kind collaboration with the US congregations of Dominican Sisters, the globally diversified fund will find investment solutions which focus on climate change and aiding marginalised communities that it has disproportionately impacted.
Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, is launching a 5G Connectivity UCITS Fund.
Driehaus Capital Management, an independent boutique investment adviser, has launched a new mutual fund, the Driehaus Small/Mid Cap Growth Fund (Ticker: DSMDX).
Matthews Asia has launched the Matthews Emerging Markets Equity Fund. The launch of this fund represents an important milestone in the firm’s history, as this will be the first Matthews Asia strategy to invest in broad emerging markets.
A new mutual fund has been created to finance the fight against Covid-19 in Madrid’s hospitals. With a Spanish local government bond as its underlying asset, the fund is promising a generous 3 per cent return at the end of three years.