fixed income

Dec 17, 2015

Emerging markets newspaperOne frequently speculated outcome of the long-anticipated Federal Reserve rate hike is the ratcheting up of pressure on already embattled emerging markets.

Dec 17, 2015

Higher rates aheadThe era of zero rates may be over, but market volatility isn’t done yet, and fund managers have reacted by advising investors to be selective in their asset allocation.

Dec 16, 2015

The FEDThe vast majority of investors believe the US Federal Reserve will raise rates today, in a move that would end an unprecedented period of near-zero rates.

Dec 14, 2015

Handshake contractEuropean insurers are uncertain about the ability of asset managers to help them make enough investment returns to be able to meet guaranteed rates for their policy holders.

Dec 10, 2015

Decline2Net assets in Belgian funds dropped by 6.6% quarter-on-quarter, according to industry data.

Dec 09, 2015

AquisitionAshburton Investments, a specialist Africa and Asia investor with $10 billion (€9.2 billion) of assets under management, is to acquire South African fixed income boutique, Atlantic Asset Management, for an undisclosed sum.

Dec 07, 2015

Euro signFlows into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) investing in Eurozone equities eased off in November after a strong October as European investors looked for opportunities elsewhere, such as the US.

Dec 04, 2015

Gibson SmithGibson Smith, fundamental fixed income chief investment officer (CIO) at Janus, will leave the firm in March 2016 to spend more time with his family.

Dec 04, 2015

Devan ChauAxa Investment Managers has appointed Devan Chau as senior trader in its trading & securities financing (TSF) team based in Hong Kong.

Nov 30, 2015

Fees calculatingSeven local authority pension funds in the UK have collaborated to invest £6.5 billion (€9.2 billion) in pooled passive funds managed by Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) and negotiated fee reductions of more than half.

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