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European low-volatility funds double over past five years

VolatilityThe number of low-volatility funds available in Europe has doubled over the past five years to almost 100 open-ended or ETFs, according to a report published today.

AuM of European funds reached record high in 2016

Euro_wealthThe total assets under management (AUM) of funds in Europe rose to a record high of €22.8 trillion in 2016, according to figures published today by the European Fund and Asset Management Association (Efama).

Robeco targets robotics as world faces “substantial change”

RoboticsThe world will change substantially in the next few years, said asset management firm Robeco today, as it launched a fund aimed at industrial innovation.

Deutsche embarks on $300m climate capital raising

DeAM_and_Green-Climate-Fund_dealDeutsche Asset Management (DeAM) aims to raise millions of dollars for climate change investment in developing countries after a deal was struck between Deutsche Bank and the Green Climate Fund.

Columbia Threadneedle launches latest social bond fund

Homeless_manColumbia Threadneedle Investments has launched a “social bond” fund, said to be the first of its kind in Europe.

Morgan Stanley launches global impact fund

Dried_up_lakeMorgan Stanley Investment Management has raised more than $125 million (€111 million) in final commitments for its first global impact fund.

Watchdog to probe Standard Life – Aberdeen merger

Mergers_and_aquisitions1The proposed £11 billion (€12.7 billion) merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management is to be investigated by the UK’s competition regulator.

Kames Capital moves to “reinvigorate” UK equity fund

UK equityKames Capital has combined macro views with knowledge about small and medium-sized companies to “reinvigorate” a UK equity fund.

Ex-Pictet duo launch Smith & Williamson AI fund

artificial intelligenceFormer Pictet fund managers are to manage a Smith & Williamson artificial intelligence fund that will itself use artificial intelligence.

Lombard Odier IM targets billionaire families with new team

Private_jet2Lombard Odier Investment Managers has launched a family office team covering Europe and led by Ahmed Husain, formerly of Altice Capital.

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