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Investment | News 16 Mar 18

Housebuilders suffer after Berkeley production warning

UK housebuilders experienced a sell-off today after Berkeley Group Holdings warned it would not be able to boost production to meet the government’s demand for new homes.

Asia | Analysis 16 Mar 18

Are regional emerging market funds making a comeback?

Emerging market equities is one of the few asset classes where investors are still seeing value, but as the asset class makes a comeback investors have different takes on whether to allocate to regional funds or leave geographical allocation to portfolio managers.

Companies | Analysis 15 Mar 18

Will investors stick with ‘cash cow’ M&G?

Prudential’s decision to spin-off and float its UK asset management and savings arm was met with widespread approval from investors. But how many of them will continue to invest in the life insurer’s “neglected” business when it lists?

Alternatives | News 14 Mar 18

Google bans cryptocurrency ads in high-risk product crackdown

Online advertisements promoting cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings will be banned on Google, the tech giant has announced.

News 14 Mar 18

Clients driving demand for multi-asset strategies

UAE-based clients are calling for multi-asset solutions to diversify their portfolios, according to delegates at the International Adviser Multi-Asset Masterclass Dubai 2018.

Investment | 14 Mar 18

What do IPOs mean for the future of platforms?

With a recent spate of initial public offerings (IPOs) and planned listings from Transact, AJ Bell and Nucleus, industry experts share their thoughts on what this means for the future of platforms.

Investment | 13 Mar 18

VCT funding hits decade high

Venture Capital Trust (VCT) funding has reached its highest level in more than a decade with three weeks still to go before the end of the tax year, according to figures from Wealth Club.

Companies | 13 Mar 18

‘Free-riding’ passive investors under central bank scrutiny

Passive investors pay scant regard to the fundamentals of individual securities and free-ride on the work of active investors with implications for financial stability, price discovery and index correlation, according to a paper from the Bank of International Settlements.

News 12 Mar 18

More rules will hit cross-border distribution, warns Efama

Changes to the legislative framework for investment funds could create an additional barrier to cross-border fund distribution, the European Fund and Asset Management Association (Efama) has warned.

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