Schroders and DT launch five co-branded risk-targeted funds

Schroders and DT launch five co-branded risk-targeted funds

Schroders and DT launch five co-branded risk-targeted funds Schroders has launched five risk-targeted funds, in partnership with Distribution Technology (DT), using its Dynamic Planner risk profiling software. The Schroder Dynamic Planner Portfolios have been designed to enable advisers who use...
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S&P 500 peak, 10% correction, credit spreads tightening:  BofAML's top ten macro calls for 2018

S&P 500 peak, 10% correction, credit spreads tightening: BofAML's top ten macro calls for 2018

BofA Merrill Lynch (BofAML) global research team has said returns are still to be made as we enter the later stages of the current bull market, but warned of an “aggressive downgrade of risk assets once profits peak”. The team...
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L&G sells mature savings business to Swiss Re in £650m deal

L&G sells mature savings business to Swiss Re in £650m deal

L&G sells mature savings business Legal & General Group is to sell its closed mature savings business to the ReAssure division of Swiss Re for £650m, including its £21.4bn with-profits fund. The insurer said the business being sold was largely...
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Rathbones' Coombs builds cash 'to take advantage of a correction'

Rathbones' Coombs builds cash 'to take advantage of a correction'

Rathbones’ multi-asset portfolio managers have been building up cash and ‘safe haven’ assets as head of the team David Coombs warned “things are getting pricey”. Coombs and his assistant manager Will McIntosh-Whyte said they had m...
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Gallery: Whitechurch's top ten investment themes heading into 2018

Gallery: Whitechurch's top ten investment themes heading into 2018

How should investors approach US infrastructure? Improving and expanding US infrastructure involves more than building roads and bridges. While efficient transport systems are vital, without things like reliable communications networks, safe water and a depend...
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The looming challenges behind MiFID II's '10% rule'

The looming challenges behind MiFID II's '10% rule'

Customers need to be prepared for MiFID II’s ‘10% rule’ Investment Week investigates how the industry could implement MiFID II’s ‘10% rule’ without causing major panic among clients Extreme market falls may have happened onl...
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The big short: Fund managers warn of 'risky' Treasuries trade despite rising rate environment

The big short: Fund managers warn of 'risky' Treasuries trade despite rising rate environment

Fund managers have cautioned on shorting US Treasuries despite the Federal Reserve’s plans to hike rates and taper its $4.5trn balance sheet, pointing to overcrowding and conditions remaining “a long way off” interest rate normalisation. A JP...
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Franklin Templeton to close fund trio as AUM dwindles

Franklin Templeton to close fund trio as AUM dwindles

Franklin closes of trio of funds Franklin Templeton is set to close three UK-registered OEICs with assets that have fallen to unsustainable levels, as the firm paves the way for new launches “over the coming months”. The closures of the...
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Robeco launches fintech equities fund

Robeco launches fintech equities fund

Robeco has launched a Global FinTech Equities fund offering wholesale investors access to listed fintech companies that are digitalising the financials sector. Domiciled in Luxembourg, the fund will be managed by senior portfolio manager Patrick Leemens and Je...
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7IM and Sanlam team up to launch onshore bond

7IM and Sanlam team up to launch onshore bond

Seven Investment Management (7IM) and Sanlam have partnered to launch the Sanlam Onshore Bond, in response to adviser demand. The bond differs from what is available through the vast majority of other providers, the firms said, because it does not...
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