28 October 2011
The IMA is consulting on scrapping current labels for the Managed sectors in favour of more simplified A, B, C, D categorisation.
21 October 2011
Managers in Global Emerging Markets sector are waiting for an end to EM tightening cycles and resolution of eurozone crisis
14 October 2011
Slight changes in performance is all that separates the leaders and the laggards in diminutive sector.
10 October 2011
The Active Managed sector has suffered from market volatility in the short term, but managers have held their nerve.
30 September 2011
Emerging market debt exposure drives long-term returns for funds in IMA Global Bond sector, while government debt is short-term winner.
23 September 2011
Risk aversion continues to rule as gold funds top charts in short and long term.
16 September 2011
Lack of financials exposure helps sector outperform other peer groups over one year but headwinds are building.
09 September 2011
Managers who feared lower rates for longer shine, while optimists lose out following months of turmoil in global markets
02 September 2011
Past six months in bond markets have seen a reversion to ‘safe haven’ assets such as gilts and treasuries
26 August 2011
Floundering economic growth and political stalemate have rocked investors in the IMA North America sector
19 August 2011
European investors who pumped billions into high-yield bonds in first half of 2011 could see asset class faced with rising default rates.
29 July 2011
Better-performing peripheral markets offer some protection during difficult few months in Asia ex Japan sector.
28 July 2011
Investors should wait six months before buying a newly-launched fund, and then only if it has already posted strong performance, according to analysis carried out by Dennehy Weller & Co.
22 July 2011
Release of emergency oil reserves has compounded fragility of commodities markets.
15 July 2011
Study shows recovery in real estate prices is driving institutional investors back to sector.
Why are there often such differences in the performance of investment trusts and open-ended counterparts run by the same managers, asks James Burns, head of the multi-manager team at Smith & Williamson.
With UK markets having underperformed many European indices in recent months, and the prospect of interest rates rising very soon, Raj Tanna, portfolio manager at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, analyses the future for UK equities.
Rising labour costs in China means manufacturers have been turning to robotics to save costs. Now, a robotics revolution is underway, driven by smart materials and more sophisticated design. Pieter Busscher from RobecoSAM explains the dynamics.
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