Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc, has strengthened its multi-asset fund range with the launch of the MAF (Multi Asset Fund) Core range. The new range complements the existing actively-managed Aviva Investors Multi Asset Fund range, which has been rebranded to MAF Plus. The range has a 10-year track record and over GBP3 billion in assets under management.
Launches & Fundraising
Pictet Asset Management (Pictet AM) has launched Pictet-Human, a new fund within its USD53 billion actively managed thematic franchise.
Legendary ‘Mr China’ investor explains why global asset managers will struggle to crack Chinese market
China is seen as the jewel in the asset manager’s crown. Since restrictions on foreign ownership were relaxed for the funds industry in April, global firms including BlackRock, Fidelity International and Vanguard have applied to set up wholly-owned mutual fund units in China, hoping to tap the country’s fast-growing USD2.6 trillion retail fund market.
Generali Global Infrastructure (GGI), a boutique focused on infrastructure debt and part of Generali Group’s multi- boutique asset management platform, has launched two infrastructure funds supporting the European recovery.
PGIM Investments has successfully completed the initial public offering of the PGIM Short Duration High Yield Opportunities Fund.
The European asset management platform of Mediolanum Banking Group, Mediolanum International Funds Ltd (MIFL), has launched the Mediolanum Best Brands Global Impact Fund to add to its growing ESG offering.
The assets managed by DWS Invest Euro High Yield Corporates have exceeded the EUR3 bullion mark.
Brown Advisory is to launch the BA Beutel Goodman US Value Fund, a new Dublin-UCITS Fund which will be sub-advised by Beutel, Goodman & Company Ltd, a Toronto-based investment manager with over USD28.6 billion in assets under management.
Invesco has launched the Invesco Global Thematic Innovation Equity Fund, a Luxembourg-domiciled SICAV which is available to both retail and institutional investors in the UK and across Europe, managed by Martin Kolrep and Georg Elsaesser in Frankfurt.
The new Piquemal Houghton fund, a new Luxembourg domiciled UCITS fund, has been approved by the CSSF and will be managed by Piquemal Houghton Investments, a Paris based asset manager registered with the AMF.