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The myth of ESG outperformance

The myth of ESG outperformance

Part two of a look at the hype surrounding the ESG theme finds that there are sound reasons to be skeptical about claims that ESG investments outperform the general market.

How Jupiter weighs short-selling risks and costs

How Jupiter weighs short-selling risks and costs...

The manager of the Jupiter Global Absolute Return fund, a long-short strategy, explains why the fund tends to make money when markets weaken.

Published : 22, Sep 2017
M&G: Bond funds should target risk not yield

M&G: Bond funds should target risk not yield

Targeting a specific level of income in a fixed income fund may lead to taking too much or too little risk, argues Stefan Isaacs, deputy head of retail fixed interest at M&G Investments.

Published : 20, Sep 2017
Janus Henderson likes Europe's troubled sector

Janus Henderson likes Europe's troubled sector...

European banks are more healthy than two years ago, and they pay dividends, according to Richard Brown, London-based client portfolio manager at Janus Henderson Investors.

Published : 18, Sep 2017
More firms warn on China credit risk

More firms warn on China credit risk

Excessive growth of corporate debt and consumer credit risk are creating a bubble, warn economists from Amundi and Aberdeen.

Published : 14, Sep 2017
Alternatives fund targeting elite whisky raises $12m

Alternatives fund targeting elite whisky raises...

The Whisky Investment Fund, a first of its kind launched in Hong Kong in 2014, has exceed its initial target of $10m, according to a statement from the fund.

Published : 14, Sep 2017
Smart beta AUM in Asia-Pac up 57%

Smart beta AUM in Asia-Pac up 57%

Smart beta ETFs gain market share in Asia-Pacific while struggling globally, according to Morningstar.

Published : 12, Sep 2017
The ins and outs of dividend-paying stocks

The ins and outs of dividend-paying stocks

Dividend-paying stocks in Europe can be a steady income stream, but they come with caveats and cautions, according to Will James, UK-based investment director for European equities at Aberdeen Standard Investments.

Published : 12, Sep 2017
BNPP WM: HNWI clients should allocate to alts

BNPP WM: HNWI clients should allocate to alts

Valuations of traditional asset classes have become expensive, and diversifying with alternative assets can still be done relatively cheap, according to industry sources.

Published : 11, Sep 2017
J Safra Sarasin shifts out of inflation trade

J Safra Sarasin shifts out of inflation trade

The bank no longer believes in positioning for an inflationary environment and is instead looking for yield, Jan Amrit Poser, Bank J Safra Sarasin’s chief strategist and head of sustainability.

Published : 8, Sep 2017

Events

 

FSA Investment Forum Kuala Lumpur 2017

Thursday 28 September

 

FSA Investment Forum Singapore 2017

Tuesday 31 October

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