Active equity funds celebrated their best month in five years in December, as data from funds network Calastone reveals that half of the month’s GBP1.7 billion investment flows in active equity went towards ESG funds.
Institutional allocations to private markets to rise again in 2021, finds Commonfund investor survey
Institutional investors are planning to increase allocations towards private markets in 2021, with a particular focus on small and medium-sized US private equity funds as well as venture capital, secondary and co-investment funds, according to Commonfund Capital’s fourth annual private markets investor sentiment survey.
The International Stock Exchange (TISE) listed 831 securities during 2020 against the backdrop of the coronavirus (Covid-19) global pandemic.
Known for its volatility, lack of transparency and still-evolving regulatory environment, China’s onshore equity market can be scary for even the most stoic institutional investor.
The Management Board of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (GPW) and the Management Board of BondSpot have taken regulatory measures in order to initiate the transformation of the currently dispersed Catalyst market and the simplification of its structure.
Carbon funds have been rising as the cost of emitting greenhouse gases reached a new all-time high in Europe in December.
Investors piled back into value stocks as November’s twin breakthroughs in the search for an effective vaccine against Covid-19, by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, renewed optimism and prompted a huge rally in global markets.
Investor appetite for emerging markets has been on the rise, boosted by hopes of a vaccine-led recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, and by Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election.
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 after foreign ownership restrictions in the industry were relaxed 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.
The European asset management industry is back on track for another year of growth, according to industry body The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) – with assets under management rebounding strongly after being hit by the coronavirus crisis in the first quarter of 2020.