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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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Euronext cash order book average daily trading volume down 1.3 per cent in May

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:27

The average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book stood at EUR8,525.5 million in May, down 1.3 per cent compared to May 2017, and up 8.2 per cent from the previous month. »

Ned McGuire, Wilshire Consulting

Wilshire Consulting estimates slight decline in aggregate funded ratio for US corporate pension plans in May

Tue, 05/06/2018 - 10:00

The aggregate funded ratio for US corporate pension plans decreased by 0.2 percentage points to end the month of May at 88.4 per cent, which is up 5.8 percentage points over the trailing twelve months, according to Wilshire Consulting.   »

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Carey Olsen breaks into top three for LSE clients

Mon, 04/06/2018 - 19:01

Offshore law firm Carey Olsen now ranks third for the number of companies it advises on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) – behind only onshore law firms Slaughter and May (first) and Herbert Smith Freehills (second). »

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SEI adds USD3.5bn in new OCIO assets in six months

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 09:23

SEI has reported continued growth in its institutional outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) business with the addition of 14 new clients with USD3.5 billion in new global institutional assets over Q4 2017 and Q1 2018. »

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Morningstar reports US mutual fund and ETF asset flows for April 2018

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 09:12

Investors placed USD18.2 billion into US equity passive funds, compared with USD10.5 billion of outflows from the previous month, according to Morningstar’s latest estimated mutual fund and ETF asset flows. »

Bernard Delbecque, EFAMA

Strong uncertainty in markets boosted net sales of multi-asset funds in March, says EFAMA

Tue, 29/05/2018 - 10:24

Net sales of UCITS and AIFs totalled EUR47 billion in March 2018, up from EUR25 billion in February, according to the latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet from the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). »

Hans Christoph Hirt, Hermes EOS

Hermes EOS to call for more effective leadership and management stability at Deutsche Bank AGM

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 17:57

Hermes EOS is to call for more effective leadership and management stability at Deutsche Bank at the bank’s AGM on Thursday 24 May. »

Pat Lardner, Irish Funds

Irish funds industry net sales hit new record level of EUR298 billion

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 10:24

Irish Funds, the representative body for the global cross-border investment funds industry in Ireland, has announced that net sales across all fund types stood at a record EUR298 billion in 2017, according to the latest data released by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI). »

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