Valentina Romeo

Valentina Romeo is the head of investment news at Money Marketing. She was previously investment reporter for both Money Marketing and Fund Strategy. She covers a wide range of issues in the asset management industry and financial market trends. She was previously senior reporter at Private Banker International. She can be reached on valentina.romeo@centaurmedia.com or 0207 943 8042.

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Vanguard eyes fixed income funds launch

Vanguard is planning to launch a new range of index and active fixed income funds by the end of the year, Money Marketing can reveal. The fund giant has lined up a series of fixed income products as it continues to expand in the active management space. The range will be managed by Vanguard’s existing […]

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Schroders sees £1.2bn in net intermediary outflows

Schroders saw £1.2bn in net outflows from its global intermediary business in the first half of the year despite an overall increase in assets under management. In its half year results, published today, the asset manager says flows into its institutional and wealth management channels offset the outflows in its intermediary arm with inflows of […]

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Could passives overtake actives’ market share?

Experts have questioned whether passive investing could eventually dominate over active, as reports warn of big fund houses quickly expanding their foothold in global indices. Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently flagged that active managers could be faced with a potential “ETF-ization” of the S&P 500 as US giant Vanguard doubled its stake in the index since […]

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Peter Hargreaves throws weight behind new fund manager

Peter Hargreaves has put his weight behind a fund firm set up by ex-Artemis UK equities fund manager Stephen Yiu. Companies House filings reveal the Hargreaves Lansdown co-founder has been a “designated member” at Blue Whale Capital LLP since February 2017. Blue Whale is an asset manager operating out of Bath and was registered by Yiu, […]

Big fund groups stall on Mifid II research cost plans

JP Morgan Asset Management and Aviva Investors are among the big fund management names still “reviewing their options” on how to pay for investment research once Mifid II comes into force. Mifid II, which is set to be implemented in less than six months, asks fund managers to decide whether to pay for research themselves […]