DeVere launches cryptocurrency app as Bitcoin hits 6-week low
Global independent financial advice firm deVere Group has added a cryptocurrency app to its suite of products to meet “soaring global demand”, despite lingering concerns about the viability and legitimacy of digital currencies.
Offshore jurisdictions vie for cryptocurrency dominance
While investors may find the allure of stellar returns on Bitcoins too much to resist, offshore centres are catching up to offer services and regulations for the emerging cryptocurrencies.
How 2017 was a record breaker for investment trusts
Secondary fundraising within investment trusts hit an all-time high of £6bn in 2017, up £1bn on last year, according to research from the Association of Investment Companies.
Fund selectors talk up ESG but slow to take action
Almost 60% of fund selectors believe environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies will become more integrated into portfolios, though most currently have low or no weighting towards these strategies, according to a survey.
Will Europe’s most popular fund continue to steal the show?
This year alone, the Pimco Income fund has attracted more than €28bn in net new money from European investors, according to Morningstar data. This is almost half of all net inflows into unconstrained bond funds this year, and has made the $64.3bn (€54.6bn) strategy the world’s largest actively managed fund. There are few, if any examples of funds that have attracted so much money in such a short time. Even the inflows the Standard Life GARS fund saw in its heydays are peanuts compared to the money the Pimco Income Fund has attracted this year. Can it continue?