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MAPFRE estimates natural disaster costs at EUR150-200m

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 08:28

The impact of the recent natural disasters in North America and the Caribbean will imply a net cost of between EUR150 and EUR200 million euros for MAPFRE’s attributable result for the year, according to preliminary estimates carried out by the company. »

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80 per cent of UK active funds beat the benchmark, says S&P

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 13:35

Eighty per cent of sterling denominated UK actively managed funds outperformed the S&P United Kingdom BMI between June 2016 and June 2017, according to the bi-annual S&P Indices Versus Active Funds (SPIVA) Europe Scorecard - Mid-Year 2017 Results. »

Dominic Wheatley, Guernsey Finance

Guernsey funds sector records eight straight quarters of growth

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 10:07

The total value of funds business in Guernsey grew by GBP4.5 billion (1.6 per cent) during the second quarter of this year, the eighth straight quarter of growth for the sector. The island has not experienced a drop in total funds business value since the second quarter of 2015. »

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Long term UCITS record highest level of net sales since Q1 2015

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 09:37

The combined net sales of UCITS and AIF reached EUR245 billion in Q2 2017, compared to EUR264 billion in Q1 2017, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association’s (EFAMA) latest Quarterly Statistical Release. »

Geoff Cook, Jersey Finance

Mid-year figures reflect sustained appeal of Jersey’s private placement regime and strong uptake in new fund structure

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 10:11

The number of alternative fund managers marketing into Europe through Jersey’s national private placement regimes (NPPRs) continued to rise during the first half of 2017 whilst there has been a strong uptake in the latest addition to Jersey’s regulatory regime, according to mid-year figures from Jersey’s regulator the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC). »

Jerry Szilagyi, AlphaCentric

AlphaCentric passes USD1bn in AUM

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 08:00

AlphaCentric has surpassed USD1 billion in assets under management. The growing mutual fund company, which launched in 2014, offers alpha-driven and hedge-fund like strategies in a mutual fund format. »

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Institutional investors raise concerns over high alternative asset deal pricing

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 09:07

Preqin’s latest survey of alternative assets investors finds that they have generally been satisfied with the performance of their portfolios in recent years, and most are seeking to maintain or increase their allocations over the next 12 months. »

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INTL FCStone Precious Metals Division more than triples amount of gold traded on PMXecute+

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 10:58

INTL FCStone Precious Metals Division's web-based physical gold trading platform, PMXecute+, has more than tripled the amount of gold traded since it last reported figures in June. »

Bernard Delbecque, Efama

Net sales of long-term UCITS maintained their high level in June

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 14:25

Net inflows into UCITS and AIF totalled EUR 65 billion, compared to EUR 95 billion in May, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association’s (EFAMA) latest Investments Funds Fact Sheet . »

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Alternative assets industry hits record size in 2016

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 10:44

The alternative assets industry reached a record size as of the end of 2016, according to the latest performance analysis data released by Preqin examining assets under management, horizon returns, public market equivalents and top performing funds. »


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