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MFS and Lupus Alpha top asset-manager rankings for the first time

Tue, 16/04/2019 - 14:42

MFS reached top spot in Scope’s large asset-manager ranking for the first time in the first quarter of 2019, while Lupus Alpha, a first-time entrant, went straight to number one in the small-manager ranking. »

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Nomura US High Yield Bond Fund marks 10th anniversary

Wed, 10/04/2019 - 10:49

Nomura Asset Management has marked the tenth anniversary of the Nomura US High Yield Bond Fund, which has returned 201.3 per cent since launch, outperforming its benchmark, the BofAML US High Yield Constrained Index, by 11.8 per cent.  »

Nigel le Quesne, Jersey Finance

JTC reports positive growth in annual results

Fri, 05/04/2019 - 10:32

JTC has reported positive growth in 2018 and a particularly strong improvement in its profit margin in its first set of full year results as a public company. »

Bernard Delbecque, EFAMA

Strong rebound in net sales of bond funds in January 2019

Fri, 29/03/2019 - 08:14

UCITS and AIFs recorded net inflows of EUR28 billion in January, compared to net outflows of EUR11 billion in December, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association’s (EFAMA) latest Investment Fund Industry Fact Sheet. »

Michael Metcalfe, State Street Global Markets

Investor investor confidence up by 0.4 points to 71.3 in March

Fri, 29/03/2019 - 08:11

The State Street Global Investor Confidence Index increased to 71.3, up 0.4 points from February’s revised reading of 70.9. Confidence among North American investors showed a slight improvement, with the North American ICI rising from 66.2 to 68.3.   »

Juerg Hunziker, Avaloq

Avaloq announces strong 2018 results

Tue, 26/03/2019 - 09:59

Avaloq, a fintech company and provider of software as a service (SaaS) and business process as a service (BPaaS) solutions to banks and wealth managers, has reported strong results for 2018 driven by continued demand for the firm’s SaaS, BPaaS and on-premise solutions. »

Ron Burdett, BMO GAM

Average active fund outperformed average passive fund over past 20 years in UK, Europe and Japan

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 11:01

The average active fund has outperformed the average passive fund over the past 20 years in three out of the five Lipper Global sectors – the UK, Europe and Japan – according to new research from BMO Global Asset Management’s Multi-Manager team. »

Isabelle Scemama, AXA IM

AXA IM - Real Assets completes EUR15.2 billion of transactions globally in 2018

Fri, 08/03/2019 - 09:17

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets (AXA IM - Real Assets) completed EUR15.2 billion of transactions on behalf of clients in 2018 and raised EUR7.2 billion of new capital over the course of the year. »

Andreas Pfunder, instiHub

Sub-advisory fund asset growth drivers intact despite Q4 decline, says instiHub

Thu, 07/03/2019 - 10:48

Europe’s sub-advised fund assets declined 7.6 per cent in Q4 2018, and 4 per cent for all of 2018, but the structural growth drivers remain intact and have added EUR7.6 billion net assets from new market entrants, according to new date from instiHub. »

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