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RCM to launch global emerging markets multi-asset fund

RCM is planning to launch a low volatilty global emerging markets multi-asset fund in the second quarter of 2011.

The GEM multi-asset fund will invest across equities, bonds and commodities in the sector and will is designed to produce downside protection when markets come under pressure.

RCM multi-asset chief investment officer Herold Rohweder says: “We would advise investors who want to increase their allocations to global emerging market equities to be mindful of the volatility that can be associated with such a strategy, and therefore urge those sensitive to this to consider a multi-asset approach as an engineered solution offering similar returns with lower levels of volatility than a pure equity portfolio. This is just as valid for both DC and DB investors.”


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Jupiter income manager Tony Nutt believes markets are about to enter “an air pocket” which will result in a fall in equity returns over the first quarter of this year. He says the sovereign debt issue in Europe has not been resolved, pointing to countries still with problems such as Greece and Ireland and further […]


Corporate finance adviser banned and fined £150,000

The FSA has banned a corporate finance adviser from working in regulated financial services and fined him £150,000 for engaging in market abuse. The regulator was directed to take the action against Zimmerman Adams International corporate finance executive David Massey by the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber). On November 1 2007, Massey short sold […]

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Liechtenstein deal offers ‘biggest tax giveaway in 30 years’

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