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Three asset classes receiving strong interest from insurers

  • Author: Ronan McCaughey
  • Published: 19 Jan 2017

Investment experts at BNP Paribas Investment Partners tell Ronan McCaughey, editor of Life Insurance International, about the asset classes receiving maximum interest from the insurance market. read more

Coutts looks towards Sterling opportunities

  • Author: John Schaffer
  • Published: 17 Jan 2017

Coutts is buying up sterling following a significant fall in the UK currency in the four months following the Brexit vote.. read more

One-third investors in Canada own ETFs: BlackRock survey

  • Published: 25 Nov 2016

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are increasingly playing an important role in Canadians' investment portfolios, with nearly one-third (31%) of Canadian investors owning them, a survey conducted by BlackRock Canada has found.. read more

J.P. Morgan Asset Management names new CEO for Australia

  • Published: 23 Nov 2016

J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has appointed Rachel Farrell to the newly-created role of CEO and country head of global investment management (GIM) for Australia.. read more

FCA finds weak price competition in UK asset management industry

  • Published: 21 Nov 2016

The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) interim report on the UK asset management industry has found that there is limited price competition for actively managed funds, which result in investors often paying high charges.. read more

Contango Asset Management taps ex-UBS compliance chief

  • Published: 21 Nov 2016

Australia-based Contango Asset Management has hired legal, risk and compliance expert Hari Morfis as its new general counsel.. read more

Tobam opens three news offices to expand global footprint

  • Published: 9 Sep 2016

French asset management firm Tobam has expanded its global footprint by opening new offices in Zürich, Toronto and Dublin.. read more

UBS Asset Management names head of ETFs Spain

  • Published: 9 Sep 2016

UBS Asset Management has hired Pedro Coelho as head of UBS ETFs Spain.. read more

Standard Life halts trading on UK property fund

  • Author: John Schaffer
  • Published: 5 Jul 2016

Standard Life has halted withdrawals on its property funds following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, stopping all trading as of July 4, 11.00am GMT.. read more

Edelweiss Asset Management to purchase JPMorgan's MF business in India

  • Published: 23 Mar 2016

Edelweiss Asset Management has agreed to buy JPMorgan's mutual fund business in India, which has assets worth over INR70bn.. read more

LGIM operating profit up 11% in 2015

  • Published: 17 Mar 2016

British asset manager Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has posted an operating profit of £355m for the year ended 31 December 2015, an increase of 11% compared to £321m a year ago.. read more

Principal Financial forms asset management partnership with China Construction Bank

  • Published: 17 Mar 2016

American investment manager Principal Financial Group has signed a strategic partnership agreement and MoU with China Construction Bank (CCB) to develop pension and asset management business in China.. read more

Breckenridge Insurance creates new private asset management venture

  • Published: 15 Mar 2016

US-based Breckenridge Insurance Group has created a new private asset management group, which offers risk management solutions for liability exposures for HNW clients and the institutions who serve them.. read more

Asset manager La Française opens office in South Korea

  • Published: 15 Mar 2016

French asset manager La Française has strengthened its presence in Asia by opening a new office in Seoul, South Korea.. read more

MassMutual to combine asset management affiliates under Barings brand

  • Published: 10 Mar 2016

MassMutual, a US-based mutual life insurance company, is planning to combine its four institutional asset management affiliates under the Barings brand.. read more

Prudential closes purchase of Deutsche Bank’s asset management unit in India

  • Published: 9 Mar 2016

PGIM, the investment management arm of US-based Prudential Financial has closed its acquisition of Deutsche Bank’s Indian asset management business through its Mumbai-based affiliate, DHFL Pramerica Asset Managers.. read more

IBOSS launches asset management arm for new risk-rated multi-manager funds

  • Published: 9 Mar 2016

UK-based investment services provider IBOSS has established an asset management business, which will house its recently launched range of four-risk rated multi-manager funds.. read more

Close Brothers' adjusted operating profit up 2%

  • Published: 8 Mar 2016

Close Brothers has registered an adjusted operating profit of £111.2m for the six months to 31 January 2016, a rise of 2% compared to £108.6m a year ago.. read more

Standish Mellon Asset Management hires new chief economist

  • Published: 4 Mar 2016

Standish Mellon Asset Management, a US-based fixed income investment boutique of BNY Mellon, has appointed Vincent Reinhart as its new chief economist, replacing Tom Higgins.. read more

JPMAM appoints new head of UK adviser sales

  • Published: 2 Mar 2016

JPMorgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has hired Dale Erdei as head of adviser sales for its UK funds business replacing Mike Parsons, who has quit the firm in the start of 2016.. read more


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