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Saudi Arabia closes in on emerging market status as royals reshuffle

Saudi Arabia closes in on emerging market status...

Saudi Arabia has taken a big step towards being classified as an emerging market after the MSCI added the Gulf state to its watchlist for potential upgrade on Tuesday, with the Saudi royal family making an unprecedented succession change a day later.

Published : 22, Jun 2017
Wells Fargo AM launches European IG credit fund amid challenging outlook

Wells Fargo AM launches European IG credit fund...

Wells Fargo Asset Management isn’t afraid of a challenge. It has launched a European investment grade credit fund.

Published : 21, Jun 2017
China A-share inclusion a small first step

China A-share inclusion a small first step

Largely within expectations, the MSCI will add Chinese A-shares to its emerging markets indices starting in May next year - a symbolic rather than impactful move in the short run.

Published : 21, Jun 2017
Investors remain hungry for value stocks

Investors remain hungry for value stocks

European value stocks have been in high demand with investors, who are banking on a sustained macroeconomic resurgence in the eurozone. And their enthusiasm for ‘cheap’ stocks shows no signs of abating.

Published : 20, Jun 2017
ANALYSIS: What to watch out for as Brexit negotiations begin

ANALYSIS: What to watch out for as Brexit negotiations...

“Positive and constructive” was how the UK’s Brexit secretary David Davis described his mood as he kicked off negotiations with the EU on Monday morning.

Published : 19, Jun 2017
US giant PGIM looks to spread its wings in Europe

US giant PGIM looks to spread its wings in Europe...

PGIM Investments, the asset management arm of US insurer Prudential Financial, has registered a range of Ucits funds for sale in five new markets.

Published : 15, Jun 2017
Equities are overvalued, believe investors

Equities are overvalued, believe investors

There is a stronger than ever consensus among investors that equities are overvalued. Investors also believe central banks are too dovish.

Published : 14, Jun 2017
Trump’s Paris exit throws up problems for ESG bond managers

Trump’s Paris exit throws up problems for ESG...

US president Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement may result in securities issued by the US government becoming ineligible for ESG investors, experts say. But ESG fund managers are reluctant to disengage.

Published : 14, Jun 2017
ETF assets surpass $4trn milestone

ETF assets surpass $4trn milestone

Record inflows in May powered total assets invested in ETFs across the $4trn mark. And Europe is picking up the pace.

Published : 13, Jun 2017
ANALYSIS: Margin pressure points to more fund group M&A

ANALYSIS: Margin pressure points to more fund...

The headlines say fund groups’ profits fell, but what else can we learn from McKinsey & Company’s Asset Management 2017 report into the European funds industry?

Published : 12, Jun 2017

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