Jun 30, 2016

A UK capital markets body that includes BlackRock and Goldman Sachs among its members has proposed higher standards for fixed income and currency traders in light of Libor rigging and other scandals.

Jun 30, 2016

Retail investors are pulling out of property and UK equity funds in favour of global and Japanese equities following the UK’s vote to leave the EU last week.

Jun 30, 2016

Ireland and Luxembourg will be hit by falling levels of foreign direct investment (FDI) following the Brexit, fund manager Amundi has told clients.

Jun 30, 2016

Zurich-headquartered Vontobel Asset Management is to acquire Vescore – formerly known as Notenstein Asset Management and a subsidiary of Austrian bank Raiffeisen.

Jun 08, 2016

Low interest rates mean investors will find good equity returns but mainly in the less liquid areas of the stock market, Jim McCaughan, chief executive officer of Principal Global Investors, said at FundForum.

Jun 08, 2016

Aviva Investors started allocating to emerging market equities and debt in February through a multi-asset fund, one of the firm’s executives revealed.


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