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Sarasin renames AgriSar fund and lowers fees

by Robert St George on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:46

Sarasin has rebranded its AgriSar fund as the Food and Agriculture Opportunities fund.

Citywire Scotland: the Turnberry countdown begins

on Apr 16, 2014 at 15:39

We can confirm a star-studded line up for our annual event in Turnberry running on 19-20 June. 

Franklin drops Templeton name from fund range

by Robert St George on Apr 16, 2014 at 13:00

Sir John Templeton’s name has been stripped from 15 funds managed by Franklin Templeton.

BlackRock shuts Evy Hambro’s small-cap mining fund

by Robert St George on Apr 16, 2014 at 11:07

A fund launched two years ago for Evy Hambro to invest in small-cap miners has been closed after failing to attract sufficient assets.

Hedge fund ETF usage spikes – as satisfaction slumps

by Robert St George on Apr 16, 2014 at 09:34

The EDHEC-Risk Institute’s latest survey of European investors in ETFs has revealed that the popularity of hedge fund products in the space has simultaneously jumped and slumped.

Chatfeild-Roberts buys property for first time in more than 10 years

by Dylan Lobo on Apr 15, 2014 at 15:10

The search for income has drawn Jupiter chief investment officer John Chatfeild-Roberts to the asset class after a lengthy absence.

Performance review: SGPB Hambros’ Haynes recycles US profit into Europe

by Elsa Buchanan on Apr 15, 2014 at 09:41

SocGen's Peter Haynes on taking profits on US positions and moving into Europe.

Who won & lost in a dramatic year for UK All Companies funds

by Robert St George on Apr 11, 2014 at 14:35

Citywire Discovery reveals the winners and losers after a year of big change in the UK All Companies sector, which saw one of its stars, Richard Buxton, change jobs.

Utilico EM trust seeks to tap bond markets for funding

by Robert St George on Apr 11, 2014 at 07:40

The £435 million Utilico Emerging Markets investment trust is hoping to raise debt by issuing its own bonds, rather than borrowing from a bank.

Kames' $50bn bond boss: my yield curve taper trades

by David Campbell on Apr 10, 2014 at 13:52

Kames head of fixed income David Roberts has upped conviction in the core trade he believes will benefit as the US Federal Reserve tightens rates

Ruffer dismisses Japan naysayers

by Robert St George on Apr 09, 2014 at 12:00

Steve Russell and Hamish Baillie, managers of the £317 million Ruffer investment trust, have argued that the case for Japanese equities has not been dented by the country’s consumption tax hike this month.

Old Mutual plans to back Woodford boutique with WealthSelect funds

by David Campbell on Apr 08, 2014 at 08:48

Old Mutual hopes to award Neil Woodford with a chunk of its WealthSelect portfolio

Trust Insider: why do trust accounts say so much while saying little?

by James Carthew on Apr 08, 2014 at 00:01

Increased verbiage is not much help for investors

Brevan Howard revamps trust to reduce fees to ‘2 and 20’

by Robert St George on Apr 07, 2014 at 09:47

Brevan Howard has proposed amending the investment policy of its £388 million BH Global feeder fund in order to cut its costs.

Schroders commodities head exits

by Dylan Lobo on Apr 04, 2014 at 14:22

Robert Howell has left the firm to pursue opportunities outside of the industry.

Absolute return: an insight into the top investors' minds

by Robert St George on Apr 03, 2014 at 11:43

Data from Citywire Discovery suggest that investors in the Mixed Assets - Absolute Return sector prefer known entities to top performers.

Starwood eyes peripheral Europe in push to deploy capital

by Robert St George on Apr 02, 2014 at 15:04

The £236 million Starwood European Real Estate Finance fund is looking to broaden its mandate in an effort to become fully invested.

Have buy lists killed trust discount plays?

by Robert St George on Apr 02, 2014 at 13:07

Buy lists risk preventing wealth managers from acting opportunistically on trust discounts.

First State cuts five funds’ AMCs

by Robert St George on Apr 01, 2014 at 13:47

First State Investments has reduced the fees on five of its funds from 0.85% to 0.75%.

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