Investors withdrew £836 million from equity funds in April, just beating the previous high set in January this year, as investors sought safe havens for their capital. Two-thirds of UK-focused
Investors withdrew £836 million from equity funds in April, just beating the previous high set in January this year, as investors sought safe havens for their capital. Two-thirds of UK-focused
Europe accounts for more than three quarters of global assets in funds with a climate-related mandate, remaining the largest and most diverse climate funds market, according to Morningstar. With a
Investors withdrew £1.53 billion from equity funds in March, the largest outflow since July 2016 at the time of the Brexit referendum, according to Calastone’s latest fund flows report, as
Global markets have withstood a range of crises over the past two years but investors should not try to second-guess where stocks will go next, analysts say. Can nothing stop
On Wednesday morning, 16th March 2022, our Evenco International Fund Forum returned to Stockholm at the Grand Hotel to welcome back Sweden’s most influential fund selectors and global asset managers
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is causing equity traders to abandon some of this year’s most popular strategies and return to old favourites. While initial reaction to the conflict was relatively
On Thursday morning, 3rd March 2022, our Evenco International Fund Forum returned to Copenhagen at the Hotel D’Angleterre. This exclusive conference which was our first event of the year, saw
Norway’s $1.3 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, will divest its Russian assets following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Norwegian prime minister said on Sunday. The fund’s Russian assets,
The U.S. government broadened restrictions on trading of Russian government debt on Tuesday in a bid to punish Moscow for ratcheting up its conflict with Ukraine, a move that analysts
Playing safe ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s policy tightening, global fund managers have shunned technology stocks, Bank of America’s Global Fund Manager Survey showed. Fund managers now have the
JP Morgan Asset Management has expanded its range of actively-managed exchange traded funds, with a new product that offers exposure to Chinese equities. The JP Morgan AM China A Research
Investors should retain an overweight to European equities this year, despite a more volatile global investment backdrop, according to Frederique Carrier, head of investment strategy at RBC Wealth Management. Carrier
European stocks opened slightly higher on Tuesday, the dollar eased and gold was just below an 8-month high as investors remained focused on the risk of Russia invading Ukraine. The
Credit rating agencies need to improve how they refer to environment, social and governance factors in their ratings used by investors to direct huge sums into sustainable funds, the European
The City of London Corporation has unveiled a new campaign to promote the UK as a “leading global investment management centre”. In conjunction with the Investment Association and the Department
Funds channelling investment into UK companies suffered their worst month on record in January, with another bout of selling pushing total outflows past their previous high following the Brexit vote.
Perhaps reluctantly, the world’s big central banks seem to be leaning toward a short, sharp policy squeeze in the hope they can back off quickly once they’ve made that mark.
European stock indexes faltered on Friday, despite strong Amazon earnings, while a sell-off in bonds briefly pushed Germany’s 5-year yield positive for the first time in four years after the
U.S. public pension funds will likely have to switch to more aggressive investment strategies in the coming years to fill funding gaps despite assets held by sovereign investors having grown
Up to 90% of global financial services firms in a survey said they planned to expand operations in the UK in 2022, according to an EY UK attractiveness report. The spike
Replenished firepower and higher interest rates will give Europe’s banks an ideal opportunity this year to reverse recent underperformance and claw back market share from rivals in the United States,
European efforts to reach a common definition of sustainable investments risk fragmenting the market they aimed to unify, as investors are deeply divided over which energy sources should count as
Global thematic ETFs and ETPs saw net inflows of $80.5 billion last year, down almost 25% on the $106.1 billion recorded in 2020, according to ETFGI. According to the data
Investors stepped up selling in global bond funds in the seven days to 19th January as hawkish remarks from U.S. Fed officials amid rising inflationary pressure solidified expectations that the
Strong earnings updates in the United States and Europe helped shares recover on Wednesday from earlier falls driven by rising fears over inflation that have sent bond yields on both
The 2022 bfinance Insurer Investment Survey has revealed major shifts in asset allocation, investment risk exposures and ESG practices during the pandemic, driven by long-term pressures and the effects of
A coalition of investors managing 50 trillion euros ($56.81T) has warned the European Union not to label natural gas investments as sustainable, saying Brussels’ draft plan to do so would
An infrastructure debt fund managed by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has made $675m (€583m) worth of investments in two separate deals. According to IPE Real Assets, “the manager said its
U.S. investor Ray Dalio, founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, says investors need to be mindful of the current inflationary environment and stop viewing cash as a safe investment.
Spain plans to issue 75 billion euros ($84.95B) in bonds over 2022, roughly in line with last year’s total, while strong demand from international investors looks set to continue, Treasury
Global equity funds attracted massive inflows for a third straight week in the seven days to 5th January, as world stocks started the new year on a solid footing, shrugging
NextEnergy Solar Fund Ltd signed its first co-investment transaction for a 25% stake in a Spanish 50 megawatt (MW) solar project currently under construction. The specialist solar power renewable energy
TUI is planning to finance new hotels and cruise ships by setting up investment funds rather than through borrowing, its strategy director Peter Krueger was quoted by German magazine WirtschaftsWoche as
Energy funds were an investor favourite in 2021, with some of the previous year’s worst funds topping the performance tables during the past year. According to Ben Yearsley, investment director
Norway’s $1.4 trillion wealth fund has divested from Chinese pharmaceutical firm Yunnan Baiyao, saying the decision was because the company uses and sells body parts from pangolins, an endangered species.
Europe has moved to implement tougher restrictions in a bid to stop the spread of Omicron, sending equities lower triggered by investors’ “renewed nervousness”. Global equities fell 1.5% last week
Global bond funds posted huge outflows this week, as investors anticipated that major central banks would shift the direction of their monetary policy during key policy meetings, pressured by soaring
The explosion in DIY investing since the start of the pandemic has led to a scramble among Britain’s more traditional asset managers and banks to buy or build online platforms
JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has launched its Climate Change Solutions Fund to be managed by Francesco Conte, Yazann Romahi and Sara Bellenda. Funds Europe states that the fund is
For the first time ever, annual global net inflows into ETFs have surpassed $1 trillion in 2021, and this milestone was reached in November. This brought total global assets invested
U.S. bond funds have attracted record inflows throughout 2021, despite worries about inflation and expectations the Federal Reserve could roll back its pandemic-era stimulus measures earlier than expected. According to
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) has made an initial $300 million equity investment in Britain’s Octopus Energy Group as part of a long-term strategic partnership. Reuters state that
The Omicron variant was the main driver behind investors selling £83 million in equity fund holdings over a two-day period in November, highlighting significant investor uncertainty. According to Calastone’s November
Hedge funds posted their worst performance in 20 months in November, after a global market selloff sparked by concerns over the Omicron COVID variant, according to recent data from Hedge
Steward Investors’ Sustainable Funds Group has launched a Global Emerging Markets Leaders Sustainability Fund for UK investors. According to Funds Europe, “the fund which is available as an OCEIC and
Up to 71% of institutional investors expect to increase allocations to private markets, including private equity and venture capital, over the next five years, according to research from Numis. According
We are delighted to announce that Evenco International won the Covid Response Awards bronze prize for the Best Covid-19 Response in Media/Creative Industries (up to 75 Employees)! The Covid Response
Barings has launched its Global Technology fund to capture the opportunities from the increasing adoption of modern technologies. The fund offers investors access to global tech companies and aims to
On Tuesday morning, 30th November 2021, our Evenco International Fund Forum returned to Oslo at the Hotel Continental. An exclusive conference where professionals in the management and distribution of funds, institutional
The latest COVID-19 virus variant has sparked a wild ride in markets. Investors say the volatility probably isn’t over yet, as they look for selective opportunities to pounce on while
HANetf has launched its thematic exchange-traded funds (ETFs) range in France, with the 17 funds due to list on Euronext Paris in mid-December. Among the 17 funds are Europe’s first
On Thursday morning, 25th November 2021, our Evenco International Fund Forum returned to Bilbao at the Hotel Carlton. The exclusive morning conference brought together a collaboration of professionals in the management
Money market funds were the best-selling asset in October, while investors sold out of global emerging market bond funds. According to Refinitiv Lipper’s European Fund Flow Report for October 2021,
The market for sustainable funds in Germany continued to perform well in the third quarter of the year, with assets climbing to €339 billion by the end of September, accounting
Unlocking over $23 trillion, held by the top 100 asset owners globally, is key to reaching net zero targets, according to research by the Thinking Ahead Institute (TAI). Funds Europe
The German fund industry is set to have a record sales year as inflows hit €167.9 billion at the end of September, according to a report by the BVI, Germany’s
Singapore has recently returned an estimated $16.3 million to Malaysia linked to a multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, Malaysia’s anti-graft agency said today (19 November).According to Reuters, “U.S. authorities
A planned pan-European payments network backed by 22 banks to compete with U.S. duo Mastercard and Visa appealed on Tuesday for public money, saying its private backers were not prepared
A Hong Kong-listed Chinese onshore bond fund saw its size jump 10-fold over the past month on strong money inflows, according to its asset manager, underscoring growing foreign interest in
The Finnish-owned Taaleri SolarWind 2 fund has acquired 100% ownership of the 50MW Niebla solar farm in Spain. According to Renews, “the ready-to-build project is located in the municipality of
On Thursday morning, 11th November 2021, our Evenco International Fund Forum returned to Helsinki at the Hotel Kämp. The exclusive morning conference united professionals in the management and distribution of funds,
Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris said he was looking to diversify his interests into sought-after battery metals and was confident that five new gold prospecting and mining concessions in Egypt would
Singapore’s central bank claim that more than 400 variable capital companies (VCCs) have been set up or relocated to the city-state in less than two years since the new corporate
A union-affiliated pension fund advisor has been pressing Rivian on human rights and environment concerns in the electric vehicle start-up’s battery supply chain ahead of a blockbuster initial public offering,
Norway’s largest pension fund KLP said it would no longer invest in 14 major weapons makers and their suppliers, including Raytheon Technologies Corporation and Rolls-Royce.According to KLP, they have excluded certain
Chinese fund managers are rushing to set up wind power funds, in the latest move to capitalise on investors’ green fever, as global climate talks in Glasgow rekindle interest in
Nearly 90 countries have joined a U.S. and EU-led effort to decrease emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane 30% by 2030 from 2020 levels, a pact aimed at tackling
Japan’s Nikkei has risen 2.3% to a one-month high after Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s Liberal Democratic Party won by a surprisingly strong election victory, raising hopes for stability and stimulus
According to sources, some Chinese property developers have voiced their intention to the regulators to extend their offshore bond maturities or undertake a debt restructuring, as a growing number of
The S&P 500 kick started a busy week for third-quarter earnings on Monday, by securing its 56th record close of the year, reflecting a stunning 21.6% gain already for 2021.
The Evergrande Group appeared to avoid default with a last-minute bond coupon payment, a source said today (22nd Oct), buying it another week to deal with a debt crisis looming over
On Tuesday morning, 19th October 2021, we were delighted to welcome back our Evenco International Fund Forum to the Westin Palace Milan. The morning event was an exclusive conference where
The European Union and China have both announced new plans this week to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions to slow the pace of climate change. Many scientists say the warming climate is
Consumers are starting to feel the effects from surging costs coursing through the global economy. With coronavirus restrictions being lifted, the rebound impact has exposed supply chain shortages, with many
The world’s largest money manager, BlackRock Inc, voted against a resolution calling for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to stop financing new fossil fuel projects. Reuters mention that “CBA’s largest
From Beijing to Delhi, authorities have been scrambling to fill a vast power supply gap on Tuesday (Oct 12), triggering global stock and bond market unrest, with worries that rising energy costs
On Monday (Oct 11), the International Monetary Fund’s executive board expressed its support for Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva after reviewing allegations that she pressurised World Banks staff to change data in
Oil prices have increased again today (Oct 11), extending multiweek gains as the energy crisis taking hold of many major economies shows no sign of stopping, causing supply restraints for
To avoid an historic default, the US Senate has now voted to temporarily raise the nation’s debt limit to avoid catastrophic circumstances for the economy. Senators have agreed to raise
Opportunities are emerging in China’s beaten-up bond markets after the recent selling caused by the debt crisis at property developer Evergrande. Fund giant Fidelity is now investing money back into
Global figures have been denying any misconduct regarding the “Pandora Papers” data leak of what news sources are calling “a secret trove of documents about offshore finance”, according to Reuters.
After two consecutive sessions of losses, the dollar has edged higher today (Oct 4), as hedge funds increase their holdings as concern rises for the Chinese property sector and resilient
According to Reuters, U.S. mid-cap growth funds, EM stocks and inflation-protected bonds were among the winners for U.S. investors in a turbulent third quarter after the benchmark S&P 500 hit
Japanese stocks ended over 2% lower on Wednesday, following overnight losses on Wall Street because of heightened inflation woes, while investors awaited the election that would decide Japan’s next prime
The future of Evergrande – the world’s most indebted company in the world – is being examined by investors after the company last Friday did not meet a deadline to
Coalition talks to form the first administration, following Merkel’s departure, could take weeks, possibly months to conclude. According to Reuters, the Social Democrats (SPD) and the conservatives are seeking to
We are delighted to have been shortlisted for two categories at the forthcoming Covid Response Awards. Taking place on 25th November at the Kia Oval, London, Evenco International has been
Q2 – 2021 ESG – ESG TAKES CENTRE STAGE IN UK FUND SELECTION ESG criteria have a central place in the fund selection process for a growing number of selectors
Q1 2021 PAN-EURO – COMMON INVESTMENT PATTERNS Fund buyers across Europe are widely different as they serve clients with very different risk profiles. However, few patterns have emerged regarding asset
March 2021 ITALIAN INVESTORS TURN TO EQUITIES Italian investors traditionally invest the bulk of their assets in bonds. But based on Evenco’s latest survey from the country, a historic change
In early September, we travelled to Milan to meet with a number of top fund selectors fromItaly’s major banks. As far as markets are concerned, we found them in a
Alina Donets, vice president and portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors joined us for the Evenco International Fund Forum in Helsinki. Donets spoke about the issues surrounding US water infrastructure
We are delighted to invite Italy’s most influential Fund Selectors to the new Evenco International Fund Forum at the Westin Palace in Milan on 27th September 2018. A half day, morning fund
Evenco International, Bloomberg and Roubini Global Economics, along with the sponsorship of Amundi Pioneer, BlackRock, Carmignac, Invesco US, Lazard Asset Management and Robo Global will bring together senior professional wealth
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