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UBP reports net profit of CHF115m for first half of 2018

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 09:12

Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has reported net profits of CHF115.3 million for the first six months of 2018, an increase of up 5.3 per cent from the CHF109.5 million reported for the same period in 2017. »

BlackRock reveals USD20bn of inflows in second quarter

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 08:58

BlackRock’s results for the second quarter of 2018 reveal USD20 billion of total net inflows, positive across active, index and cash management. »

Kieran Phyo, Saxo Bank

SaxoSelect sees 43 per cent increase in quarterly inflows for growth portfolios

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 09:42

SaxoSelect, a fully digital and automated investment service that enables clients of Saxo Bank to invest in pre-selected portfolios, has reported that its growth and risk-on managed portfolios have seen a 43 per cent increase in net capital flows in Q2. »

Bernard Delbecque, EFAMA

EFAMA reports rebound in net sales of equity and bond UCITS in April

Wed, 27/06/2018 - 17:59

Net sales of equity funds totalled EUR16 billion in April, up from EUR14 billion in March, while net sales of bond funds totalled EUR10 billion, up from EUR3 billion in March, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association’s (EFAMA) latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet. »

Ken Froot, State Street

Investor confidence down 2.1 points to 101.7 in June

Wed, 27/06/2018 - 17:55

The State Street Investor Confidence Index (ICI) for June 2018 totalled 101.7, down 2.1 points from May’s revised reading of 103.8. »

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Worldwide investment fund assets declined slightly in Q1 2017 reaching EUR44 trillion

Fri, 22/06/2018 - 08:42

Investment fund assets worldwide decreased by 1.3 per cent to EUR44 trillion at end Q1 2018, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association’s (EFAMA) latest International Statistical Release. »

Olga Chernova, Sancus Capital

Credit fund Sancus focuses on arbitraging inefficiencies

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 12:39

Olga Chernova, is founder and CIO of Sancus Capital, a long short credit manager and one of the leading female figures in the credit space. Raised in the former Soviet Union, she moved to the United States when she was 16 and had a distinguished career at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan trading credit derivatives before founding Sancus in 2009. »

Mark O'Hare, Preqin

European alternatives industry approaches EUR1.50tn in AUM

Wed, 13/06/2018 - 08:23

Total assets under management for the alternative assets industry in Europe reached a record EUR1.48 trillion as of September 2017, according to a new report from Amundi and Preqin. »

Jonathan Land, PwC

Pensions support returns to pre-recession levels for the first time in 10 years, says PwC analysis

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 10:38

FTSE 350 companies’ ability to support their defined benefit (DB) pension obligations has returned to pre-recession levels. However, it has taken a decade to get back to the pre-recession high, with pension scheme covenant strength at the end of 2017 now at the same level as 2007, new PwC analysis shows. »

European investment fund net assets recorded small decline in first quarter

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 09:04

Net sales of UCITS and AIFs reached EUR222 billion, compared to EUR189 billion in Q4 201, according to the latest Quarterly Statistical Release from the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA).  »

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