25 % rise in profit across Wealth, Asset Finance and Internation business at Swip
Fidelity has added three funds to its Multi Asset Open range.
Fidelity has added three funds to its recently rebranded Multi Asset Open range.
Net retail sales in mixed asset funds have fallen by more than 50 per cent in 2012, according to figures from the Investment Management Association.
Henderson has appointed Mercer Investment Consulting partner Paul O’Connor as a director of multi-asset.
Swip has confirmed the merger of its multi-manager team with the long-only manager selection team from parent Lloyds Banking Group’s international wealth management business.
BNP Paribas Investment Partners has launched an advisory services partner named FundQuest Advisor.
Range will be available towards the end of the month.
Jupiter chief investment officer John Chatfeild-Roberts says that now may be time to buy European assets.
The four funds will be branded “Generation” funds and will be multi-manager funds run by John Ventre and his team.
Thames River multi-manager team have cut Japan exposure across the range from overweight to neutral as they become concerned about the economy.
Schroders has boosted its multi-asset and portfolio solutions team with the appointment of two senior analysts.
Investec plans to increase its multi-asset offering.
Henderson Global Investors is to merge two funds and close a third fund.
Historically low bond yields, zero returns on cash and persistent inflation point to a bullish outlook for equities.
The RDR has seen an increase in the numbers of advisers outsourcing their investments but there is an alternative to DFMs and fund of funds says SEI’s Kevin Addison.
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With the first signs of real recovery in the US and hints that the Fed will begin tapering off QE, there are some signs that normality is beginning to return to the equity markets.
The need for older investors to generate income now involves avoiding cash and fixed income and looking at equities, real estate and infrastructure.
Japanese equities have been the best performers in recent months but the economy still has long-term economic challanges to deal with.
US, emerging markets and Japanese equities have had the best start to the year and dividend driven funds in these regions look best placed for the second half of the year.
A rapid constriction of Europe’s monetary base means many European equities are looking vulnerable to underperformance.
Monetary easing and the search for yield are combining to inflate all equity prices, regardless of underlying value.