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Investec rebrands ‘Capital Accumulator’ and ‘Free Enterprise’ funds

by Robert St George on Jul 29, 2014 at 10:07

Two of Investec’s more esoteric fund names are to be dropped in a rebranding exercise.

BlackRock hard-closes another star European fund

by Robert St George on Jul 29, 2014 at 10:04

BlackRock has closed its European Opportunities Extension fund to new money, having taken similar action with several other European mandates over the past year.

Electra rejects activist Bramson's restructuring proposals

by James Phillipps on Jul 29, 2014 at 07:55

(Update) Electra Private Equity has turned down activist shareholder Sherborne Investors Management's requests for a change of directors and strategy at the trust.

Emerging banks: Nick Price picks the winners but passes on the also-rans

by Robert St George on Jul 28, 2014 at 14:45

AA-rated Fidelity Emerging Markets manager Nick Price highlights some of the emerging world’s best banks, and expresses trepidation about some of its largest.

Why ACPI is betting big on Russian bonds

by Chris Sloley on Jul 25, 2014 at 15:08

Despite international pressure on the country, ACPI’s Daniel Moreno is holding local and hard currency Russian debt as his largest positions.

Miton multi-asset funds see near £200m redemption in H1

by David Campbell on Jul 25, 2014 at 07:51

Almost £200 million has been withdrawn from Miton’s Multi-Asset funds during six months which included the departure of former manager Martin Gray and replacement by David Jane

Brown Shipley to overhaul fund range

by Robert St George on Jul 24, 2014 at 13:57

Brown Shipley is planning to revamp its suite of funds later this year in a process that will include the launch of two new products.

Polar’s Yakas: banks have little choice but to increase payouts

by Robert St George on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:31

John Yakas and Nick Brind, managers of the £184 million Polar Capital Global Financials trust, have argued that banks will soon have to begin returning capital to shareholders.

JP Morgan alters line-up on £1.2bn Systemic Alpha fund

by Chris Sloley on Jul 18, 2014 at 14:53

Asset manager announces new named portfolio manager on multi-strategy, alternative beta-focused fund.

Aviva’s Munro: fund ‘bonfire’ will streamline business

by Robert St George on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:17

Euan Munro, chief executive of Aviva Investors, has committed to streamlining the group’s fund range to focus on its core products.

Who are the property security managers for bull and bear periods?

by Robert St George on Jul 17, 2014 at 12:33

This week’s Citywire Discovery data reveal which managers fared best through the real-estate collapse.

Neptune Russia & Greater Russia

on Jul 17, 2014 at 12:01

Jupiter Merlin team buys into Woodford fund

by Robert St George on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:25

Jupiter's Merlin multi-manager team has bought into Neil Woodford's new fund, Wealth Manager can reveal.

AA-rated ex-Rathbones manager added to Merlin Portfolios

by Robert St George on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:24

The Jupiter Merlin team has added the Evenlode Income fund, managed by Rathbones alumnus Hugh Yarrow, to two of its portfolios.

BlackRock launches global long/short equity fund

by Robert St George on Jul 15, 2014 at 07:10

BlackRock has launched a new absolute-return fund for its quantitative equity team.

The funds smaller than £75m Suarez - but with more bite

by Robert St George on Jul 14, 2014 at 15:08

Citywire reveals the funds run by AAA-rated managers that contain less than what Barcelona paid for Luis Suarez.

Blackstone readies CLO fund with 8% yield target

by Robert St George on Jul 11, 2014 at 14:22

Blackstone is seeking to raise more than £150 million for a new closed-ended fund focused on collateralised loan obligations (CLOs).

Citywire Discovery: what’s going wrong with global small-cap managers?

by Robert St George on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:17

Why is every manager in the Global Small & Medium Companies sector struggling?

Gars in their eyes: the challengers coming after the SLI giant

by Eleanor Lawrie on Jul 10, 2014 at 07:15

The launch of Aviva’s Gars-like rival has been eagerly awaited since Euan Munro, the architect of Gars, joined the firm back in January

Red flags: what warning signs send you running from a fund?

by Robert St George on Jul 09, 2014 at 13:54

What are the danger signals that deter discretionary managers from buying in to a fund?

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